Many photographers have gathered at carefully selected locations in New York to witness a breathtaking sight known as the "Manhattan House."
On Wednesday evening, at 20:1
The event takes place twice a year and sees the sun perfectly framed by New York's towering skyscrapers.
It is very popular on social media, where people share their best pictures photograph the phenomenon Manhattanhenge Times Square "src =" https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/320/cpsprodpb/F0FB/production /_101819616_hi047141540.jpg "width =" 976 "height =" 549 "/>
The name "Manhattanhenge" was coined in 1996 by the astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Inspired by the Stonehenge in the United Kingdom, where the sun aligns itself with concentric circles of vertical stones on each of the solstices
The New York phenomenon, the sun sets between the city's skyscraper corridors while illuminating the city North and south side of the roads.
In other cities there are similar "henge" phenomena with many skyscrapers and long straight roads – like Chicago, Montreal and Toronto
- What is Manhattanhenge?
But avid photographers should plan ahead, as the best places to see the event are quickly filled.
A large crowd gathers in Tudor City on 42nd Street.
Things are not always going according to plan.
The obstacles facing a keen photographer include blind bus drivers and thick clouds.
There is also a winter version of the event in December and January, but then the sun rises.
The next opportunity for people to experience the dramatic sunset of Manhattanhenge is on July 12th.
All images are copyrighted.