Chiayi sees Manhattanhenge effect

  • 14 March, 2019
  • Natalie Tso
Chiayi's Manhattanhenge on Wednesday (picture by許年宏)

Chiayi County saw the Manhattanhenge effect on Wednesday though the clouds did cover the sun near the end of the day. Residents should be able to see the sun set between high rise buildings in Chiayi from Wednesday to Friday this week. 

The term Manhattanhenge describes an event during which the setting or rising sun is aligned with the east–west streets of the main street grid of Manhattan, New York City.  Kaohsiung also sees the effect twice a year. The most recent Kaohsiunghenge occurred last November, and the city closed off some streets to traffic to enable citizens to enjoy it. 

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