Friday night saw two breathtaking phenomoma light up the sky, Manhattanhenge and the Supermoon.
As reported by AccuWeather.com Staff Writer Kristen Rodman, "Four times a year, the sun perfectly aligns with the city's street grid, east to west and north to south, producing a phenomenon known today as Manhattanhenge."
Manhattanhenge occurs twice in the winter during the rising sun and twice in the summer during the setting sun. It got its name from England's Stonehenge, a prehistoric structure that displays a similar occurrence once a year when the sun rises in perfect alignment with the stones.
New Yorkers who missed the event on Friday will get another chance on Saturday evening at 8:25 p.m with the half sunset.
The Supermoon is a term coined by astrologer Richard Nolle. It describes a full moon or a new moon that is at 90 percent or greater of its closest perigee to Earth.
(AccuWeather Fan Photo/Patrick Comins)
Supermoon from New York on Friday, July 11. (AccuWeather Fan Photo/ "theview")
As July draws to a close, a storm system swinging up from the Deep South will bring downpours that will break the back of the heat wave in much of the northeastern United States.
A renewed risk of severe weather will threaten portions of the north-central United States into midweek.
Heavy downpours will raise the concern for flash flooding along the Gulf Coast and lower Mississippi Valley through midweek.
A stifling heat wave will remain entrenched across the Northeast much of this week, despite a brief reprieve in humidity for some.
Dangerous heat will surge northward and send temperatures rising across the northwestern United States this week.
Severe thunderstorms rumbled through the Northeast on Monday, lashing the region with damaging winds while also unleashing heavy downpours that triggered flash flooding.
Pueblo, CO (1993)
A double record: 52 degrees in the morning and 101 degrees in the afternoon.
Chester County, PA (1994)
1.5" of rain in 30 minutes.
Wildwood, NJ (2000)
More than 4" of rain.