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MolineHenge - Part Deux

Curt Roseman

A second attempt to line up downtown Moline with the sunrise will be made on Monday. Organizers call it MolineHenge, because of its very distant similarity to the famous Stonehenge in England.

Retired college professor Curt Roseman says he got the idea from ManhattanHenge - an event held in New York City each year when the sun sets directly over some downtown streets. But in Moline, the best alignment is for sunrise over 5th Avenue.
And he says if his calculations are correct, the sun will rise over 5th Avenue on Monday, but if it's cloudy, he'll try again on Tuesday.

Roseman and some friends tried it for the first time last July, and figured they were about one day late for the perfect alignment.  
People are invited to watch MolineHenge on Monday on 5th Avenue in downtown Moline between 11th and 12th Streets - he expects the sun will rise at 5:50 am.