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Last Manhattanhenge of 2021 Arrives Tonight. But Will the Skies Be Clear Enough to See?

Cloudy skies and possible showers dampen the last chance to catch Manhattanhenge in 2021

If you missed the first opportunity this year to catch Manhattanhenge, tonight's appearance may not be the optimal second chance.

Storm Team 4 says clouds and a decent chance of rain showers will dampen the Instagram-able celestial display.

If you’re wondering what exactly Manhattanhenge is, it is a solar phenomenon that happens twice a year when the sun aligns perfectly with the midtown Manhattan street grid.

The infrequent event prompts New Yorkers to flood the streets to catch a glimpse and photograph the one-of-a-kind Big Apple sunset.

The best area to witness Manhattanhenge is along wide and clear cross streets in Manhattan, including:

  • 14th Street
  • 23rd Street
  • 34th Street
  • 42nd Street
  • 57th Street
It doesn’t happen every day, so this man wasn’t going to let a little oncoming traffic get in the way of his photo of the famous Manhattanhenge on Thursday. As the clock struck 8:21 p.m. and the light went green, Instagram user @mickmicknyc captured the man standing in the middle of the road at 57th Street and Eight Avenue, hoping...
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