Definition of Manhattanhenge in English:
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
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- 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.
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