Imagine a post-apocalyptic world millions of years from now…

All of our cities have crumbled and are covered over.

Then, one day, a bunch of archaeologists stumble on the long-buried ruins of New York City.

They discover the grid system, and they conclude that as America’s greatest city, NYC is proof that we worshipped baseball and war…

I mean, it’s not far off, right?!

But, how would they come to such a conclusion?

Manhattanhenge:

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According to Neil deGrasse Tyson and the American Museum of Natural History, you want to be as far east in Manhattan as possible:

Manhattanhenge does not line up with the equinox, because the grid is rotated about 30 degrees east from geographic north:

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In 2017, the best days were May 29 and 30, and July 12 and 13:

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The dates were pretty similar in 2016:

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So if you’re looking to catch it yourself, you can pretty much book tickets for the surrounding days in any given year and be covered:

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Because, as cool as these pictures are:

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You probably want to see it for yourself…

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