Gov Christie Blocks Saturday Sun: Foils Manhattanhenge?

Saturday night: Manhattanhenge, Super Moon & Pi In The Sky 

A spectacular sunset was expected on this cosmic evening. Manhattanhenge and a Super Moon had New York City and social media buzzing. Start the sky hype with the largest art project in the city's history, "Pi in the Sky" which wrote the first 314 digits of π (Pi) with sky-typing planes in huge numerals, visible over 15 miles, and this evening was going to be historic for sky and science geeks.

This was until New Jersey Governor Chris Christie allegedly rolled out his sun blocking cloud machine, foiling Manhattanhenge, disappointing a million sky gazers. Christie was unavailable for comment but prior allegations of disrupting New York traffic has him as the prime suspect. Mother Nature, who was on 34th street, was looking forward to the sunset and denied any responsibility for these rogue clouds.
For those who may have missed the hype, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist at the American Museum of Natural History, coined the phrase Manhattanhenge in 2002. The phenomenon is also known as the Manhattan Solstice - occurs when the setting sun aligns precisely with the Manhattan street grid, those on the east side can look across town on major through streets and see the sunset.

No rain date has been announced and the next official Manhattanhenge is May 2015.

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