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