A Henge of Our Own
This is a call for your pictures of Manhattanhenge as seen from Bloomingdale. The American Museum of Natural History has published dates that the sun will set directly at the end of our numbered streets given the slightly northeasterly-southwesterly access of Manhattan. The Block Association rolls out the white carpet each December to fete the Winter solstice. You can read about that in this post here.
But now here's a neighborhood nod to the Summer solstice, albeit adjusted for Manhattan's axis. Neil deGrasse Tyson explains it all in the video embedded below. (If you are reading this in an emailed version of the blog feed, click on the title of the post or here to see the video.)
So go out and shoot some photos on any of these days, and send me your pictures. Or maybe you are a watercolorist and want to paint it. I'll post all depictions of this ancient pagan celebration of the longest days of the year. Email them to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer is nearly here, folks. And as a lagniappe, I dug up a video of the lovely ginger, Teddy Thompson (son of Linda and Richard), covering a favorite song of mine by Kate McGarrigle, Saratoga Summer Song. Scroll on down and enjoy.
And don't forget! Best 'henge viewing is on wider streets, but leafed-out trees on one-way cross streets might make for interesting shots:
May 29 - 8:13 p.m. - half sun.
May 30 - 8:12 p.m. - full sun.
July 12 - 8:20 p.m. - half sun
July 13 - 8:21 p.m. - full sun
h/t to neighbor and blog-reader David O. for sharing the schedule