Throngs of “Manhattanhenge” enthusiasts were disappointed Monday evening after the light show failed to deliver.
Spectators lined up along East 42nd St. beginning at 7 p.m. to observe as the sun was supposed to line up with cross streets before setting.
“Manhattanhenge” only happens four times a year. Monday’s sighting was supposed to be the final one for 2015.
“Today is the last day, so I came out to see it,” Billy Zxu told PIX 11 News.
“It’s about seeing New York literally in a new light. We pass by it every day. We work, go to school here. I just want to see it in a golden glow and hopefully it looks kind of cool,” Evi Atkin said.
Unfortunately Zxu and Atkin will have to wait until 2016 for another chance to see “Manhattanhenge.”
The term "Manhattanhenge" was popularized by Hayden Planetarium Director Neil deGrasse Tyson. The occurrence reminded him of Stonehenge, where the sun aligns with ancient stones.