The unique Solar Event will happen in Manhattan for the last time this year.

If you live in New York City or plan to be there on July 11 and 12, you — and thousands of other people — are in for a treat.

On Monday, July 11, and Tuesday, July 12, the sunset will line up perfectly with Manhattan’s streets that are oriented east to west.

This means, if you have a clear view of the New Jersey horizon, you’ll be able to see the sun perched on the horizon as it’s framed by skyscrapers and other buildings.

The spectacular event, which happens twice in May and twice again in July every year, has come to be known as “Manhattanhenge” in recent years.

Precisely at 8:20 p.m. Eastern on Monday, July 11, what’s called “the full solar disk,” or the full sun, will appear to be poised on the horizon

Then, at 8:21 p.m. Eastern, Tuesday, July 12, “the half solar disk,” or half of the sun, will be aligned perfectly with the streets on the horizon.

Keep in mind that wide cross streets, such as 14th, 34th, 42nd, and 57th Streets, will be good spots to watch Manhattanhenge — although they will certainly attract crowds.


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