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Manhattanhenge

Syllabification: Man·hat·tan·henge
Pronunciation: /ˌmanˌhatnˈhenj, mən-
 
 
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Definition of Manhattanhenge in English:

noun

A phenomenon occurring just before and after the summer solstice, in which the sun sets in alignment with the streets that run east to west on Manhattan’s street grid: this year’s first opportunity for seeing Manhattanhenge’s glory came Tuesday night
More example sentences
  • Tonight marks Manhattanhenge, the phenomenon that occurs twice a year when the sunset and Manhattan's street grid align perfectly.
  • The event has been dubbed "Manhattanhenge" for the way it turns New York City into a Stonehenge-like sun dial.
  • Photographers aim their cameras as the sun sets through the buildings on 42nd Street in Manhattan during a phenomenon known as Manhattanhenge.

Origin

early 21st century: blend of Manhattan and Stonehenge.

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