Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Manhattanhenge is an event that occurs twice every year, 3 weeks before and 3 weeks after the summer solstice.  The first one of the year happened just before I got here so I was excited to find out that I only had to wait a few weeks to see its second annual occurrence.  This modern phenomenon occurs when the setting sun aligns with the numbered streets of Manhattan.  Manhattanhenge is, of course, named after the famed Stonehenge which has similar solar alignment properties.  Last summer, I visited Stonehenge on my whirlwind trip to London and the UK.  As you can see from my photo here, I had little to complain about heat-wise.

Today's mileage: 3.06 mi

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