Manhattan Prepares for Sensational Sunset

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Sunlight illuminates Manhattan's cross streets, as the sun sets in exact alignment with the city's street grid on May 28, 2001. Neil deGrasse Tyson hide caption

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A Manhattan Sunset

Sunlight illuminates Manhattan's cross streets, as the sun sets in exact alignment with the city's street grid on May 28, 2001.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

The sun will set in a blaze of glory in Manhattan Sunday, fully illuminating every cross street during the last 15 minutes of daylight. Astronomers — and druids — are looking forward to the phenomenon, which will be repeated on July 13.

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