Go Local: Experience the Manhattanhenge

Witness the stunning natural spectacle that occurs when the sun aligns perfectly with Manhattan’s grid: The setting orb will illuminate both sides of every street in the borough four times a year.

“For best effect, position yourself as far east in Manhattan as possible. But ensure that when you look west across the avenues you can still see New Jersey. Clear cross streets include 14th, 23rd, 34th. 42nd, 57th, and several streets adjacent to them. The Empire State building and the Chrysler building render 34th street and 42nd streets especially striking vistas”- Neil deGrasse Tyson, © 2001-2013

Mark Your Calendars for the Manattanhenge!

Half Sun on the Grid 

Tuesday, May 28 8:16 P.M. EDT

Saturday, July 13 8:24 P.M. EDT

Full Sun on the Grid

Wednesday, May 29 8:15 P.M. EDT

Friday, July 12 8:23 P.M. EDT

Until next time! -xo AGT

Sources: 1, 2

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