Twice per year something really cool happens: the stars, or rather one particular star, aligns with the grid of streets running through Manhattan island, offering photographers and astrologists alike an opportunity to go out and snap a few very unique and very cool photos.
On May 29th and July 12th of this year (it varies a bit each year) the sun sets in perfect alignment with the Manhattan grid. It’s known as “Manhattanhenge“. On those specific days, when the sun sets, you will see half of the glowing orb above and half below the horizon.
See full article and photos at http://www.petapixel.com/2012/05/29/manhattanhenge-a-unique-bi-annual-photo-op-for-new-yorkers/