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Sunday Manhattanhenge a Bust Due to Cloud Cover

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The rare and beautiful sight known as Manhattanhenge, when the setting sun aligns precisely with the Manhattan street grid, was ruined by pesky cloud cover Sunday night.

Sun gazers hoping to catch a glimpse -- and a photo -- of the phenomenon lined Manhattan streets, but were mostly disappointed as the sun was barely visible behind clouds.

But, Manhattanhenge fans will have a second chance Monday as the full sun is supposed to align with the grid at 8:12 p.m., 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 -- so much so that the nonprofit Hunters Point Parks Conservancy will host "LICHenge" on both Saturday and Sunday night at LIC Landing in the park.

Manhattanhenge happens twice a year; in addition to the May dates, it will happen again July 11 and 12. 

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. 

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