Twice a year the setting sun aligns perfectly with the grid of east-west streets of the main street grid in Manhattan, New York, making for a rather spectacular site as the city practically catches alight. Known as Manhattanhenge – named for a similar occurrence that takes place during solstices at Stonehenge in the UK – the spectacle draws thousands of New Yorkers into the streets to appreciate the unique sunset and capture it on camera. (Source: Veooz)

This photograph was taken on 42nd street in New York City by Eduard Moldoveanu on July 11, 2014.

Eduard Moldoveanu Photography: Eduard Moldoveanu is an engineer by day but photographer anytime he gets together with his camera. He has been in the darkroom since he was a teenager. Back then using negative film he was capturing family events and the beauty of his country, Romania. As he moves into the digital format he re-discover the passion for photography. Today he is a freelancer loving the landscapes and nature but you will find him shooting portraits, sports, street life or abstract photography as well. He is also a Getty contributor and his work can be also find on Getty website.  

Don’t miss his portfolio at Enchanted Moments Studio.


  1. This is so cool! I never knew about this until I heard a woman speak on NPR. Talk about a magical moment in the city!


  2. Reblogged this on I am LInKE Man and commented:
    Cool moment!


  3. i had no idea, this is beautiful and amazing. i love that it is a unifying force, a leveler, a common experience, puts gotham city into perspective, just a speck in the universe. wonderful )


  4. Isn’t that cool? The same thing happens all over the world with anything straight lined up at least partly East-West. Here in La Jolla, CA, the photographers practically fight each other for those perfect moments. That itself is quite a spectacle. 🙂


  5. Peggy Farrell Schroeder says:

    Was aware of this but had never seen a photo….incredible!


  6. Wow! Thank you for teaching me so much and taking me so many beautiful places, David.


  7. I had no idea, that is something to put on the ‘list’! Thanks David!


  8. Beautiful! I had no idea. A return trip to New York is called for!


  9. Another reason to go to New York added to my long list :o)


  10. Wow, oh wow! That is BREATHTAKING. Adding it to my ‘bucket list.’ 🙂


  11. WOW! Very cool.


  12. Wow, that’s very impressive! Don’t think I’ve seen a sunset in England as large as that – I should travel more! 🙂


  13. That is so weird – I have taken almost exactly the same picture on the same date at the same time – I didn’t even know that was a one time event! I will post it on my blog soon.


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