Tonight in New York (or possibly tomorrow night), the sun lines up perfectly with Manhattan’s east-west grid of streets.

It’s a phenomenon that happens twice a year. Will future alien anthropologists wonder if the city was built with some Stonehenge-like purpose?

Editorial note: Whoa! You’ve found a super-old post here on BuzzFeed, from an earlier era of the site. It doesn’t really represent where we are anymore, and may in fact be totally broken, but we’re leaving it up as a part of our early history.

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