Manhattanhenge 2017 Dates

If you love taking pics of NYC, then Manhattanhenge is a must.

Manhattanhenge is the natural phenomenon that occurs when the sun sets in perfect alignment with the East-West axis of Manhattan’s street grid.  It was coined by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, as a play on Stonehenge, the prehistoric monument where the sun aligns with stones to a similar effect on the morning of the summer solstice.

Manhattanhenge will be back on:

May 29 – The sun will appear on the horizon as a semicircle peeking out between skyscrapers when it sets that evening at 8:13 p.m., the American Museum of Natural History announced Monday in a press release.
May 30 – 8:20 p.m.

July 12 and 13

The museum recommends that spectators position themselves on 14th, 34th, 42nd, 57th or 79th streets at least a half-hour before the times listed above!

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