After the Manhattanhenge of May 31, 2011, the next full sun one to occur was scheduled to be July 11th. However, that was later recalculated to be the 12th (even astrophysicists get it wrong sometimes!). The official time of sunset was 8:25pm, but most of these are before then.
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Photo Set Information:
- Date Taken: July 2011
- Camera Used: Pentax K-x
7:31pm - Before Manhattanhenge started, this street food vendor was taking a look toward the sunset before packing it up for the day.
8:10pm - The location of E34th and Park Ave was actually pretty good and not as crowded as Tudor City was.
8:14pm - The first glimpse of the sun setting down 34th street. I took this from an extreme angle perched atop a fence.
8:17pm - The sun was so bright that after taking a few pictures my eyes were getting blurry.
8:18pm - Like last time, the NYPD did a great job making sure everyone stayed safe and also out of the way of oncoming traffic.
8:19pm - Crowds gathering in the middle of the street, making cars wait for them.
8:20pm - A man and his daughter enjoying Manhattanhenge. This peaceful scene was soon disrupted when the man got into a verbal altercation with a driver.
8:21pm - The crowd down the median of 34th street ran halfway down the block and was actually one of the safest places to stand.
8:21 pm - There were some great photo opportunities, but the sun was gone before 8:25pm. This is the last shot I have of it creeping below the horizon.