Camera Ready? Final 2015 ‘Manhattanhenge’ Returns

NEW YORK (AP) -
The sun lines up Sunday evening with Manhattan’s cross streets before setting, for “Manhattanhenge.” (Flickr/Thomas V)
The sun lines up Sunday evening with Manhattan’s cross streets before setting, for “Manhattanhenge.” (Flickr/Thomas V)

“Manhattanhenge” made its final 2015 appearance at 8:20 p.m. Sunday — at sunset.

Spectators lined the streets to take pictures as nature’s light show took its final bow of the year.

“Manhattanhenge” occurs when the sun lines up with cross streets before setting.

The term “Manhattanhenge” was popularized by Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson. The occurrence reminded him of Stonehenge, where the sun aligns with ancient stones.