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The Second Manhattanhenge of 2018 Is Tonight: Here's When and Where to Watch

You'll want to have your camera handy for this one.

Manhattanhenge made its first appearance of 2018 on Tuesday and it returns again on Wednesday. And, as in years past, New Yorkers will likely be flooding the streets to catch a glimpse of the only-in-New York sunset.

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.

And there's a better chance you'll be able to see Manhattanhenge this year than last, when clouds covered the sun on both days -- Storm Team 4 is calling for partly cloudy skies.

The next instance of the phenomenon will be on July 12 and 13.

Manhattanhenge will definitely be an Instagram-worthy moment, so make sure you have space in your camera roll. 

Here is where and when you can see it: 


  • 8:13 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29
  • 8:12 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30

Best Viewing Spots

  • 14th Street
  • 23rd Street
  • 34th Street
  • 42nd Street
  • 57th Street
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