Today and Tomorrow: Last Manhattanhenge Of The Year


Today and Tomorrow: Last Manhattanhenge Of The Year
Photo: Michael Huitt

It’s that time of year again: If you’re really interested in city-related phenomenons, then this is your last chance to see one of the best. Today and tomorrow marks the last Manhattanhenge of 2014.

If you missed the whole thing back in May, then here’s a brief explanation: Manhattanhenge is twice-yearly event popularized by scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson that occurs when the setting sun aligns perfectly with the Manhattan street grid, bathing multiple streets in light.

Manhattanhenge happens over two days in a half-sun and full-sun appearance. Today is the full-sun day and at 8:24 pm tonight, interested parties should head to the eastern sides of 14th, 23rd, 34th, 42nd and 57th Streets to get the best view. If you can’t make it tonight, then there’s always the half-sun view, which will take place at 8:25 pm tomorrow evening along the same streets. And after that, we have to wait until next year.

Check out a full explanation of the event from the Museum of Natural History and deGrasse Tyson below:

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