If you thought that all the draws of Manhattan were man-made, you thought wrong. The beauty of the city isn’t just lights, glass, metal and consumerism; there’s at least one natural wonder too, and we’re not talking about Central Park. For only two days of the year, you can see one of the most spectacular sunsets right in the heart of the city. Isn’t it breath-taking?
Memorial Day and today are the only two times when the setting sun perfectly lines up with the grid of NYC, creating one of the best photo opportunities in the state. According to an article written by one of our two favourite scientists, Neil deGrasse Tyson (Bill Nye being the other), the line of the sunset changes ever so slightly with the season. It creeps northward until the summer equinox and then back south until the winter. By that logic, any city set on a grid will have two days a year that coincide with the sun’s trajectory. What makes New York so special is its clear view of the horizon as the sun sets over the Hudson River.
As if there weren’t already enough places to get stellar photos in NYC, here’s one more; but only for limited time.
For those of us who are not fortunate enough to be able to jet off to New York the minute we hear something cool is happening, the internet has been kind enough to provide us with enough photos to pretend we were really there.
WATCH: Another stunning sight in New York City was captured in the form of this incredible time lapse footage of a storm rolling through lower Manhattan.