LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Manhattanhenge 2012 will deliver a stunning New York spectacle today. But Manhattanhenge experts remind news that the New York sunset show will return again tomorrow and then twice this July. Manhattanhenge May 2012 is one of several sunset shows that hit our nation’s cities annually. But critics tells news that Manhattanhenge still remains a favorite among tourists.
While some fans of Manhattanhenge also refer to it as “Manhattan Solstice”, some analyst disagree with that terminology. Manhattanhenge derives from the semi-annual alignment of the sun setting exactly along the gridlines of Manhattan’s east-west streets. And while analysts remind news that Manhattanhenge arrives on different days and star times each year, it comes with the same regularity.
Manhattanhenge each year for New York residents offers two occurrences in May and two in July. Typically, Manhattanhenge arrives on May 28 with a half sun and then on May 31 with a full sun, and then returns July 12 with a full sun and then May 13 with a half sun.
And while Manhattanhenge offers regularity for photographers in New York, analysts remind news that same spectacle arrives on other grids across out country, semi-annually. Chicago has Chicagohenge. Outside the Us., Montreal boasts Montrealhenge and Toronto offers Torontohenge.
Start time on both May 2012 Manhattanhenges will be about the same, officials tell news. First on May 29, 2012, Manhattanhenge fans will get a half sun on the grid, officials indicate to news. Tomorrow, they will get a full sun on the grid. Today’s start time is 8:17 PM EDT, while Wednesday’s spectacle starts one minute earlier.
Analysts tell news that fans should position themselves as far east on certain key crosstown streets. While most fans think only about midtown streets with notable monuments like the Chrysler Building, online pictures reveal that Manhattanhenge creates a stunning perspective in tree-lined streets as well.
Photographers also suggest to news that it’s best to be in position thirty minutes ahead of time, and avoid intersections with other photographers. The worse pictures online reveal a stunning Manhattanhenge in the background only to be ruined by other photographers in the foreground.
Analyst also tell news that Manhattanhenge creates the same impact when viewed outside Manhattan. While many news reports tell fans to position themselves on popular streets like 34rd and 42nd, previous Manhattanhenge pictures taken from outside Manhattan reveal striking imagery.
If you are out of New York today, don’t worry. Analysts advise news that Manhattanhenge will return July 12 and July 11. Compared to today’s spectacles, those will arrive at around 8:24 PM.
Finally, many consider viewing Manhattanhenge not at street level. Some of the most impressive vistas were captured last year by persons who perched themselves several stories upward, angled their cameras downward, and got a sea of red and yellow hues blanketing streets and cars in the foreground.