Saturday, July 13, 2013

Mapping ManhattanHenge

Today is a good day to visit Manhattanhenge. Twice a year in New York sunset aligns with the east–west streets of the main street grid in Manhattan, giving a great view of the sun as it sets between Manhattan's towering buildings.

NYCHenge is a CartoDB map that allows you to find the direction of the sunset for any location in New York for any day. The east-west facing streets in New York's grid pattern are displayed in red on the map and the direction towards the sunset is displayed with a white poly-line. It is therefore a simple matter to find your location on the map and find out if the direction towards the sunset aligns with a specific street.

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