Bundle Up! December Sunrise Manhattanhenge Returns!

On Wednesday, December 5, 2018 comes the last Manhattanhenge of this year.  Readers of this blog will remember, and you can find them in the history, the explanation of the science of this phenomenon.  Briefly, the orientation of our cross streets aligns with the rising or setting sun to be framed in the concrete canyons … Continue reading Bundle Up! December Sunrise Manhattanhenge Returns!

Manhattanhenge, Manhattan Henge or Henge o’ Manhattan is back!

In January I alerted you to a sunrise Manhattanhenge and gave you advance notice of the next occurrence of the sunset version.  The orientation of Manhattan is generally north-south and the Commissioners Plan of 1811 created a grid system of streets north of 14th Street.  As the earth tilts to create our seasons, the sun … Continue reading Manhattanhenge, Manhattan Henge or Henge o’ Manhattan is back!

Time to wipe the sun from the sky – for a minute or two anyway

Ah, finally here.  The much heralded, much hyped total eclipse of the sun running through a big chunk of America.  Of course total eclipses happen on Earth about every two years or so, but seldom just traverse America.  Because of this America is paying a lot of attention.  It will be quite the event that … Continue reading Time to wipe the sun from the sky – for a minute or two anyway