New Yorkers, get ready to marvel at Manhattan.
For two days each spring and summer, the sunset joins Manhattan's street grid and creates a glorious heavenly spectacle. For a brief moment, the golden rays of the sun illuminate the buildings and traffic of the city with a breathtaking glow.
"It's the best sunset picture of the year you'll have in this beautiful city," Jackie Faherty, an astrophysicist at the American Museum of Natural History, told The Times last year. "Sometimes they call that the Instagram holiday."
Manhattanhen's name pays homage to Stonehenge, the monument in England believed to have been built by prehistoric man and used in ritual rituals. During the summer solstice, the sunrise is perfectly framed by its flagstones.
Last year, Manhattanhenge was blocked by annoying clouds during his two-day performances in May and July. But if the weather permits, you can experience the dazzling display on the following days and times:
Tue., May 29, 8:13 pm. Eastern Daylight Time
Wednesday, May 30, 8:12 pm Eastern Daylight Time
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The forecast for Tuesday shows partially cloudy conditions, but it could be a better bet than Wednesday, which currently shows cloudy skies.
You also get a second chance in July.
Thu., July 12, 8:20 pm. Eastern Daylight Time
Fri, Jul 13, 8:21 pm Eastern Daylight Time