Manhattanhenge happens tonight!
Twice a year, the sun sets between buildings in New York to make for especially epic photos of the sun hovering above the horizon.
- A telephoto lens will help get a close view of the sun
- The sun will set at 8:15 PM tonight, but get there early.
- Get as far east in Manhattan for the best effect
- 34th and 42nd St are notable for getting the Empire State Building & the Chrysler Building in to your photo
- 14th, 23rd, 34th, 42nd, and 57th Streets will also give you views clear across to the west, where the sun sets
via WNYC Radiolab; photo via Reuters
In June of 2009, a rare total solar eclipse blanketed certain portions of the planet in total darkness. Czech photographer Miloslav Druckmüller traveled to the middle of the Pacific ocean to the Marshall Islands to capture the incredible event.
To create the photos above, he compiled over 40 images shot from two different cameras.