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Get your cameras ready, New York. The summer spectacle known as Manhattahenge returns this weekend. The phenomenon, in which the setting sun perfectly aligns with the city’s street grid, occurs only four days a year. The term Manhattanhenge, an allusion to England’s Stonehenge, was coined by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, in reference to that pre-historic monument’s ties to the rising sun of the summer solstice. According to Tyson, the event would occur in any city with a rectangular street grid, but New York City’s design is particularly suitable due to the clear, unobstructed view across the Hudson River to New Jersey.



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