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Manhattanhenge photos: See the sun set over the NYC grid

Last night New Yorkers got the chance to unleash inner Pagans.

Manhattanhenge! Where the demons dwell, and the banshees live, and they do live well!



Yes, last night was the magical twice-yearly summer event of Manhattanhenge, when the stars and planets perfectly align and the sun sets perfectly down the east-west streets of the Manhattan grid. What does it look like? Check out some pictures of this year's 'henge, and those of years past!







The sun sets on 34th Street, just as it did in ancient times. (Photo via flickr user slgckcg)







The awesome spectacle of Manhattanhange distracts an NYPD cruiser. (Photo via flickr user slgckcg)







Revelers in Tudor City gaze upon the majesty of the 2010 Manhattanhenge. (Photo via flcikr user NYCphotos-flickr)







The raw power of the 2008 Manhattanhenge overwhelms a car windshield. (Photo via flickr user mecredits)







Stately 42nd Street transformed in 2008! (Photo via flickr user wndavis)







The photographer's uncle awestruck on West 83rd Street during the 2009 Manhattanhenge. (Photo via flickr user istolethetv)



Did you check out last night's Manhattanhange? Don't worry if you missed it: It will happen again on Tuesday, July 12!

 
 
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