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Disappointing Manhattanhenge is upstaged by May’s ‘Flower Moon’

New York City was left disappointed after clouds prevented the masses from enjoying Manhattanhenge on Tuesday.

Revelers found themselves annoyed when the weather prevented them from snapping pics and only showed an orange haze in most areas.

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Manhattanhenge is when the street grid in Manhattan perfectly lines up with the sunset on two days in the spring and the summer.  

Revelers found themselves annoyed when the clouds prevented them from snapping pics of Manhattanhenge on Tuesday

Revelers found themselves annoyed when the clouds prevented them from snapping pics of Manhattanhenge on Tuesday

Manhattanhenge is when the street grid in Manhattan perfectly lines up with the sunset on two days in the spring and the summer

Manhattanhenge is when the street grid in Manhattan perfectly lines up with the sunset on two days in the spring and the summer

The term ‘Manhattanhenge’ was popularized by noted astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.

It’s the city’s version of Stonehenge, where the sun aligns with prehistoric stones. 

It was meant to appear tonight when the sun set around 8.13pm but since it was lackluster, fans are hoping to be dazzled by Wednesday’s sunset.

Weather forecast show that the day will be partly cloudy around the time of the sunset for Wednesday. 

It was meant to appear tonight when the sun set around 8.13pm but since it was lackluster, fans are hoping to be dazzled by Wednesday's sunset

It was meant to appear tonight when the sun set around 8.13pm but since it was lackluster, fans are hoping to be dazzled by Wednesday’s sunset

The summer days for Manhattanhenge fall on July 12 and July 12 around 8.20pm on both nights.

And while those hoping to see the rare sunset will have to nab on of other three times it happens, they were able to catch a glance at an exceptionally rare flower moon. 

The annual full moon for May is known as the Full  Flower moon and hit its full phase on Tuesday night. 

While those hoping to see the rare sunset will have to nab on of other three times it happens, they were able to catch a glance at an exceptionally rare flower moon

While those hoping to see the rare sunset will have to nab on of other three times it happens, they were able to catch a glance at an exceptionally rare flower moon

It gets its name from Native Maerican tribes as flowers were known to be ‘abundant this time of year,’ MLive.com reports. 

‘We use Full Moon names that were used during Native American and Colonial times to help track the seasons. Depending on the tribe, May’s Full Moon was called the Full Flower Moon as well as Mother’s Moon, Milk Moon, and Corn Planting Moon,’ The Old Farmer’s Almanac details.

‘The May Moon marked a time of increasing fertility, with temperatures warm enough for safely bearing young, a near end to late frosts, and plants in bloom.’

The annual full moon for May is known as the Full Flower moon and hit its full phase on Tuesday night

The annual full moon for May is known as the Full Flower moon and hit its full phase on Tuesday night

People trying to capture picture of the sunset only to be disappointed

People trying to capture picture of the sunset only to be disappointed



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