oh hey! Manhattanhenge just happened! via amnhnyc:
Four nights a year, the streets of Manhattan’s grid become the site for a spectacular sunset phenomenon known as “Manhattanhenge.” As Director of the Hayden Planetarium Neil deGrasse Tyson, who discovered the phenomenon and coined the term “Manhattanhenge,” explains in his Hayden Planetarium blog, Manhattanhenge takes place “when the setting Sun aligns precisely with the Manhattan street grid, creating a radiant glow of light across Manhattan’s brick and steel canyons, simultaneously illuminating both the north and south sides of every cross street of the borough’s grid. A rare and beautiful sight.”
Photo courtesy of Katie Killary
"Preparing the Times Square New Years Eve Ball c.1978" via maudelynn
Happy New Years, whatever zone your ball is dropping in tonight!