Manhattanhenge: Only in New York

The sun setting on 42 Street between tall buildings in New York City during Manhattanhenge.

June 2, 2023

When the sun aligns with Manhattan's street grid (a unique phenomenon called Manhattanhenge), the visual spectacle of New York City's illuminated urban canyons is a sight to behold.

Learn more about Manhattanhenge, named by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson (GSAS'92).

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