قالب وردپرس درنا توس
Home / Science / Manhattanhenge: Photographers pour to capture the phenomenon of the sun

Manhattanhenge: Photographers pour to capture the phenomenon of the sun



  People look at the Manhattanhenge phenomenon in 42nd Street on May 30, 2018 in New York City

Image copyright
Getty Images

Caption

A crowd watches the incident from the 42nd street

Many photographers have gathered at carefully selected locations in New York to witness a breathtaking sight known as the "Manhattan House."

On Wednesday evening, at 20:1

2 local time, all the east-west streets of the city network were spectacularly lit by the setting sun.

The event takes place twice a year and sees the sun perfectly framed by New York's towering skyscrapers.

It is very popular on social media, where people share their best pictures photograph the phenomenon Manhattanhenge Times Square "src =" https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/320/cpsprodpb/F0FB/production /_101819616_hi047141540.jpg "width =" 976 "height =" 549 "/>
                
                
                
                  image copyright
Getty Images

Caption

A large crowd stopped to watch the sun go down from Times Square

The name "Manhattanhenge" was coined in 1996 by the astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Inspired by the Stonehenge in the United Kingdom, where the sun aligns itself with concentric circles of vertical stones on each of the solstices

The New York phenomenon, the sun sets between the city's skyscraper corridors while illuminating the city North and south side of the roads.

In other cities there are similar "henge" phenomena with many skyscrapers and long straight roads – like Chicago, Montreal and Toronto

  • What is Manhattanhenge?

  Presentation Room

  Presentation Room

But avid photographers should plan ahead, as the best places to see the event are quickly filled.

A large crowd gathers in Tudor City on 42nd Street.

  People gather in Tudor City on 42nd Street in Manhattan to observe and photograph the Manhattanhenge phenomenon

Image copyright [19659003] Reuters

Caption

One of the liveliest vantage points was Tudor City in Manhattan

Things are not always going according to plan.

The obstacles facing a keen photographer include blind bus drivers and thick clouds.

  Presentational white space

There is also a winter version of the event in December and January, but then the sun rises.

The next opportunity for people to experience the dramatic sunset of Manhattanhenge is on July 12th.

  Presentation Room

All images are copyrighted.


Source link