If you missed Manhattanhenge the first time around, the good news is you’ll get a second chance.
Manhattanhenge—the twice a year sunset where the setting sun aligns perfectly with the Manhattan street grid—will return this Thursday and Friday.
According to The Weather Channel, temperatures in Manhattan are expected to reach a high of 83 degrees tomorrow with a low of 69 degrees and mostly clear skies. This means that you won’t have to worry about the weather raining on the parade for this Instagram-worthy sunset. The weather is expected to be very similar on Friday, though there is a small chance of partly cloudy skies during the evening.
According to the American Museum of Natural History at 8:20 p.m. on Thursday, you’ll be able to see the full sun on Manhattan’s grid, while on Friday, July 13 at 8:21 p.m., the half sun will be on display.
The best spots to catch Manhattanhenge are on wide streets like 14th Street, 34th Street, 42nd Street, 59th Street, and 79th Street. You can also head to the Tudor City Bridge on 42nd Street, but get there early if you want to snag a good spots.
- Manhattanhenge [American Museum of Natural History]