Manhattanhenge

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All maps are drawn as if Manhattan Island is exactly aligned north-south but that is a convenience, not a true geography. Manhattan is about 30 degree off.
Twice a year, the sunset and sunrise exactly aligns with east-west street grids on Manhattan. This is called Manhattanhenge.

As I held my camera at the intersection of Madison and 34th Street around 8:15 on May 30th., the sun was casting its beam from New Jersey or Hudson River to all the way down to East River.

地図を見るとマンハッタン島は南北に真っ直ぐ伸びている様に見えるが、これは地図の都合で実際には30度程ずれている
年2回、東西に走るマンハッタンの碁盤の目の道路と日の出、日の入りがぴったり一致する日があり、これをマンハッタンヘンジと呼ぶ

マジソン街と34番通りの交差点で5月の30日、午後8時15分頃、西のニュージャージ、ハドソン川から東のイーストリバーまで太陽の光が届く瞬間