Friday night saw two breathtaking phenomoma light up the sky, Manhattanhenge and the Supermoon.
As told by AccuWeather.com Staff Writer Kristen Rodman, "Four times a year, the sun perfectly aligns with the city's street grid, east to west and north to south, producing a phenomenon known today as Manhattanhenge."
Manhattanhenge occurs twice in the winter during the rising sun and twice in the summer during the setting sun. It got its name from England's Stonehenge, a prehistoric structure that displays a similar occurrence once a year when the sun rises in perfect alignment with the stones.
New Yorkers who missed the event on Friday will get another chance on Saturday evening at 8:25 p.m with the half sunset.
The Supermoon is a term coined by astrologer Richard Nolle. It describes a full moon or a new moon that is at 90 percent or greater of its closest perigee to Earth.
@spann Last night's #Manhattanhenge sunset over the Hudson River! #NYC pic.twitter.com/VfsQLfhLMN— Jacob DeFlitch (@WxDeFlitch) July 12, 2014
Yet another reason to love this city...Tonight was by far the highlight of my trip getting to see #Manhattanhenge <3 pic.twitter.com/6D4yFbocqD— Sarah Coombes (@Coomberss) July 12, 2014
Beautiful photo from John Sleezer from 1:30 a.m. today #SuperMoon2014 pic.twitter.com/JGjggOfKzo— The Kansas City Star (@KCStar) July 12, 2014
The moon was looking a bit nice last night. #SuperMoon2014 #SuperMoonSaturday pic.twitter.com/vPqmIu0PkN— Creative Fusions (@C_Fusions) July 12, 2014
#SuperMoon2014 pic.twitter.com/rD5lTgHd3q— The King Sweater (@gregorybehrendt) July 12, 2014