Manhattanhenge 2019: Dates and where to see it

Prepare your calendars—and cameras—for the yearly
phenomenon

It’s that time of the year again: prepare your cameras and
mark your calendars for Manhattanhenge, the moment that happens
every spring and summer when the sun strikingly aligns with
Manhattan’s street grid.

On Thursday, May 30, at 8:12 p.m. and Friday July 12, at 8:20
p.m., you’ll be able to catch the full sunset and on Wednesday,
May 29, at 8:13 p.m. and Saturday July 13 at 8:21 p.m., you’ll
see half, according to the American Museum of Natural History
(AMNH).

The best locations to watch it—and take the best
pictures—are large cross streets including 14th, 34th, 42nd,
57th, and 79th. AMNH, through an article written by
by Neil deGrasse Tyson
, recommends arriving half an hour
earlier to catch a good spot, and standing as far east possible on
the cross streets. The ultimate best views, according to the
article, are on 34th and 42nd streets, thanks to the Empire State
and Chrysler buildings.

“Manhattanhenge may just be a unique urban phenomenon in the
world, if not the universe,” deGrasse Tyson
says in the article.

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Manhattanhenge 2019: Dates and where to see it