USA/NY: NYC – Manhattanhenge

Manhattannhenge is a celestial event than happens twice a year when the setting sun is perfectly aligned with the grid of the Manhattan’s skyscraper streets. The even is also known as Manhattan Solstice and is a derivative of the UK’s Stonehenge where the sun aligns itself with the monolith rocks. During Manhattanhenge, one can position on the east side of the the city (preferably 1st or 2nd avenues) and see the sun set all the way on the west side over New Jersey. This is a traffic stopping event and given the finicky NYC weather, it doesn’t happen that often. Best views are along the wider streets – 42nd (you can see the Chrysler building), 34th street (you can see the Empire State building), and the 51st (Radio City Hall).