And certainly, the people who laid out the streets of New York, NY, in 1811 had no idea that on certain days of the year, the sunset would be perfectly framed by the canyons of Manhattan. Calendars being what they were in 1811, they were lucky if they didn't miss Saint Swithin's Day, which is today! Good thing you didn't miss it, because you're supposed to check the weather today, and what we have today will be what we have until Saint Tom Cruise Day, when the days get real short.
I guess there's not a man or woman alive who doesn't remember chanting this as a child:
dost = does
'St. Swithin's day if thou dost rain
For forty days it will remain
St. Swithin's day if thou be fair
For forty days 'twill rain nae mair.'
thou = you
nae mair = no more
forty = ounces in a bottle of malt liquor
Manhattanhenge was celebrated this year with many bottles of malt liquor. Dost thou desire to travel to Manhattan next July 12 to see sunsets like this? Because until next July, 'twon't set like this nae mair.