At 8.27pm on Tuesday (7th Feb) the residents of Melbourne were treated to a solar display as the sun set and cast it’s glow perfectly down the east-west streets of the city.

Loosely based on Stonehenge, where the sun aligns with the upright stones on the Summer & Winter Solstices, ‘Manhattenhenge’ in New York City became a phenomenon in it’s own right due to its huge skyscrapers providing a perfect path for the suns rays to light up.

The grid system in Melbourne, designed by Robert Hoddle allows for a similar solar display. This years ‘Melbhenge’ went viral thanks to a social media campaign calling for photographs. The next one will be on November 3rd.