Last Manhattanhenge of the Year - NBC New York

Last Manhattanhenge of the Year

As the sun sets on the grid, half the disk will sit above and half below the horizon



    Last Manhattanhenge of the Year
    Photographers aim their cameras as the sun sets through the buildings on 42nd Street during the full-sun Manhattanhenge Wednesday

    Manhattanhenge, the phenomenon of the sunset aligning precisely with the grid of streets in Manhattan, happened Thursday night at 8:25 p.m. 

    As the sun set on the grid, half the disk sat above and half below the horizon, according to the Hayden Planetarium website. Specatotors far east in Manhattan got the best views. 

    The last Manhattanhenge occurred May 29, but clouds obscured the typically brilliant view, disappointing spectators. 

    This time, the weather cooperated. 

    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. 

    Manhattanhenge with the full sun on the grid happened Wednesday. 

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