Each country and a city has something special of its own that attracts not only the natives or the citry dwellers but also travelers and tourists from other parts of the country or even the world over. This may be a sunset or a sunrise, a shadow of buildings or a ray of light falling on a unique angle.
Like wise the New Yorkers have a day that comes twice a year called the Manhattanhenge - a day when the evening sunset attracts countless New Yorkers and tourists on the streets of Manhattan to view the sun set. Now you would be curious to ask as to what is special about this sun set that attracts these enthusiasts only twice a year on the Manhattan streets.
'Solstice': The 'Manhattanhenge' glow - captured here by Instagram user Kyle_dc - that occurs when the sun aligns precisely with the street grid in Manhattan. However, this time it wasn't as impressive as in previous years due to clouds and rain. [Photo: kyle_dc/Instagram / Daily Mail]
Now let me tell you why there is a crowd on the streets of Manhattan: The 'Manhattanhenge' glow that occurs twice annually when the sun aligns precisely with the street grid in Manhattan was not as impressive as in previous years. With clouds and rain showers in the distance, when the sunset alignments illuminated both the north and south sides of every cross street was a bit of a damper. And as the sun goes down between the Manhattan tall skyscrapers, they say there are millions of camera clicks to preserve the moment - no doubt such moments don't come handy every time these occur.
So next time you plan a trip to New York, plan it so that you get the glimpse of the sunset or the Manhattanhenge - as it occurs twice a year and it is really fun watching the sun dip vertically down between tall skyscrapers of New York and enjoy the fun along with the New Yorkers and many tourists who plan their trips around the dates when the Manhattanhenge occurs.
Read and see more stunning and awesome photos of Manhattanhenge: Daily Mail