Waiting For The Sun

May 29, 2015


Description: Even during the apocalypse, people will still check their smart phones, I bet.

Here, westward-facing onlookers wait for the sun to descend between the two columns of New York City skyscrapers along 42nd Street, Friday, May 29, 2015, 8:10 PM. The urban equinox. ManhattanHenge. You can blame Neil deGrasse Tyson.

This was the first of two days, the lesser "half-sun" equinox. It was a bust on 42nd street, foiled by low cloud cover. Sunset was due at 8:12 PM though most people still milled about until at least 8:20 PM, as if the sun were occasionally tardy. Instagram.

Location: Grand Central Terminal, 42nd Street, New York City.

Keywords: New York City, NYC, Manhattanhenge 2015, Onlookers, Photograph, Instagram, Invasion of the Body Snatchers