Manhattanhenge Can Be Seen Tonight

Friday, Jul 11, 2014  |  Updated 12:29 PM EDT
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Photographers aim their cameras as the sun sets through the buildings on 42nd Street during the full-sun Manhattanhenge Wednesday

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Manhattanhenge, the moment when the setting sun aligns precisely with the street grid in Manhattan, can be seen Friday night at 8:24 p.m. 

For the best view, go as far east in Manhattan as you can without losing view of New Jersey. Good spots are cross streets like 14th, 23rd, 34th, 42nd and 57th streets.

Manhattanhenge happens twice a year; the phenomenon was last seen May 29.

On a clear day, the typical resulting effect of Manhattanhenge is a "radiant glow of light" across the skyscrapers and buildings, "simultaneously illuminating both the north and south sides of every cross street of the borough's grid," according to Hayden Planetarium. 

Show us your Manhattanhenge photos by uploading them here, tweeting us at @NBCNewYork, or uploading them on Instagram with hashtag #NBC4NY!


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