Light

Taken off the pier in my neighborhood this evening.

The light in our skies this evening was extraordinary. The sun’s journey at sunset was in spectacular mode and is the most favored  setting sun of the summer solstice in these parts.

The sun truly rise at the exact eastern point and sets in the exact west. At other times of the year, it does otherwise. Who knew!! So on streets that runs east to west, it looks like the sun is setting on the asphalt at the western end of the streets. A huge one, like a harvest moon. This phenomenon around here is nicknamed Manhattan Henge..you know, like Stonehenge…

Well, I didn’t get any of those photos, couldn’t brave the crowds.

Here is a video on Manhattanhenge from astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson. He is at the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan.

Photo Credit: Google Images

 

wp-image-1151186499jpg.jpg

This is what is looked like down one of my streets.

 

Pat R

7/12/16

Advertisements

2 responses to “Light

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s