Last Chance of 2016 to Snap Manhattanhenge Comes Tonight - NBC New York

Last Chance of 2016 to Snap Manhattanhenge Comes Tonight

Tuesday marks the last chance you'll get this year to see Manhattanhenge, the phenomenon where the setting sun aligns precisely with the Manhattan street grid. 

The sun can be seen setting at the bottom of the city's concrete canyons at 8:20 p.m. Tuesday night, according to the Hayden Planetarium. 

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

If skies clear, Long Island City in Queens should also get a spectacular view.

Monday night proved a clear night to see the phenomenon as dozens of photographers crowded intersections to snap a photo of the setting sun.

Manhattanhenge, which was popularized by Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson, happens twice each year. In recent years, the event has been marked with eager photographers crowding into crosswalks to snap a photo of the sun dipping below the streets. 

The next chance you'll get to see Manhattanhenge won't come until May of 2017. 

Show us your Manhattanhenge photos by uploading them here or sharing them on Instagram or Twitter with hashtag #NBC4NY!

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