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08/14/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Manhattanhenge Photos: See The Amazing Light Show

The Manhattanhenge photos are in and they're spectacular. Last Saturday and Sunday the sun aligned through Manhattan's east-west streets to give a spectacular light show. Wikipedia has a little more on the event.. and we've included a video below from Flickr user "dg."

"Manhattanhenge (sometimes referred to as Manhattan Solstice)" is a biannual occurrence in which the setting sun aligns with the east-west streets of Manhattan's main street grid. The term is derived from Stonehenge, at which the sun aligns with the stones on the solstices. It was coined in 2002 by Neil deGrasse Tyson, an astrophysicist at the American Museum of Natural History. It applies to those streets that follow the Commissioners' Plan of 1811, which laid out a grid offset 28.9 degrees from true east-west."

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