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New Yorkers lined up for rare phenomenon this weekend

Excited New Yorkers were treated to Manhattanhenge this past Friday, July 11, and Saturday, July 12, when the sun aligned perfectly with the grid of city streets.

ALSO: Photos of this weekend's spectacular 'super moon'

The circumstance occurs twice a year, during which the setting sun perfectly aligns with the east–west streets of Manhattan's main street grid.

Instagram interpretations of the dazzling 2014 occurrence:

Photos from last year's Manhattanhenge:

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Rob July 14 2014 at 6:25 AM

This gets the bfd moment of the day so far...

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alfredschrader July 14 2014 at 9:45 AM

Wow. No grass. No birds. No air. Everywhere car fumes, second hand smoke.
And Troggledites straining for a glimpse of the Sun.

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jack alfredschrader July 14 2014 at 5:51 PM

dont forget the smell of urine and crap !!!

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belldon10 alfredschrader July 14 2014 at 5:57 PM

No grass, no birds, no air???? Are you referring to Arizona?

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reginatorw July 14 2014 at 7:48 AM

Well isn't that peachy.

The sun rises every morning and sets every evening with few obstructions, all natural and expected here in So Cal.
The natural obstructions include the mountain range to the east that alots a rising sun just shortly after the first light, the other is the ocean to the west as the green flash announces the end of the day.

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dal July 14 2014 at 6:17 AM

It must had been Aliens from outer space that built the city so as to align with the sun at this time of year because our knuckle dragging ancestors surely could had never drawn a straight line.
Hey it seems to be modern man's answer these days when asking about the stonehenge or pyramids, guess it is hard to believe our ancestor were more creative and intelligent than the average modern human today with our cell phones and cars... by the way when did you build your first cell phone or car? thats right you didn't and even though they did not have that technology back then they have to pretty much make the every day things we take for granted themselves. they didn't have millions of Chinese stock the shelves of the local Walmart for them.
Sarcasm, Just another service I offer.

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onionson July 14 2014 at 5:51 AM

I suppose it's nice to see that effect but the sun lines up twice with everything twice a year.

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Rob onionson July 14 2014 at 6:28 AM

Somewhere in East Sheboygan, I'm sure they're having a street party tonight.

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Erik Baran July 14 2014 at 6:07 AM

Phenomenon? How is this difficult to explain? And something that happens twice a year, every year, is hardly rare.

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onceanykr Erik Baran July 14 2014 at 12:16 PM

Erik Baran: Nobody said it is rare! What's rare is that anyone in this fast-paced city ever noticed!

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jack onceanykr July 14 2014 at 5:54 PM


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clwgeorgetownlaw July 14 2014 at 12:20 PM

Pretty sad -- Life in the big city.....

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Hoagie58 July 14 2014 at 10:42 AM

New Yorker's sure are easily amused! Perhaps that's why they willingly pay $2500/mo to live in what, in other places, would be a walk-in closet? Or why they willingly pay $15-20,000 a year in taxes? Amazing!

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alamaden July 14 2014 at 8:41 AM

While all these fools are getting their " kicks" watching the big sun lol.... they better keep a closer eye on what the creeps including the " King of Monkey shines himself along with his felon friend Mr. DOJ and what they plan on doing wasting tax payer money on some bullcrap immigration help along with the Repubik help of McCain, McConnell, and the Drunk, aka Mr Boner.... Wake up fools ...why in the hell do you think a liberal medium like this prints this story?...its a diversion!

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silkroadg July 14 2014 at 11:18 AM

Just look at those INFIDELS............no wonder the MUSLIMS and their KING OBAMA hate us so. Just makes sense when you take a good look at US!

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KILO ROCK BRAVO silkroadg July 14 2014 at 11:32 AM

OOOOWWWEEEEEE dogee's. Well it's clear to everyone thta the only way to intellectually respond to a short story about people enjoyling a sunset is to point out how all 9 million inhabitants of a particular American city must be of a given religion, race, and political persuasion. Heck, nowbody could possibly accuse you of fitting the profile of say: An ill, or non educated rural moutain, or swamp living cretinous slug whose lifetime of isolation in the backwoods has left him/her/it with a deep seated mistrust and hatered for persons, and situations that are more educated, tolerant, and different...........

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Kate silkroadg July 14 2014 at 12:30 PM

I think you need more sleep, but then I usually do think that about your comments.

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