'Manhattanhenge' attracts New York spectators
May 31st, 2012
11:42 AM ET

'Manhattanhenge' attracts New York spectators

Waiting to see a full sun floating on the horizon, New York spectators instead found the urban phenomenon of “Manhattanhenge” a bit underwhelming Wednesday night.

This unique event happens when the sun aligns perfectly with the Manhattan street grid. The sun creates a “radiant glow of light across Manhattan's brick and steel canyons, simultaneously illuminating both the north and south sides of every cross street of the borough's grid,” Hayden Planetarium Director Neil deGrasse Tyson, who named the semi-annual event, said on the planetarium's website.

Georgina Castanon tried to see “Manhattanhenge” on Tuesday, but clouds foiled the photo shoot. But Wednesday night, she and hundreds of other New Yorkers had a little more success.

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Pieces of history: 30 years of shuttles
July 11th, 2011
10:00 AM ET

Pieces of history: 30 years of shuttles

From the first shuttle launch in 1981 to the last launch in 2011, the shuttle program has captivated space enthusiasts of all ages. iReporters collected images of many historic launches, and each had some fascinating experiences to share.

Check out this interactive to see more than 100 snapshots of shuttle launches.

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