Manhattanhenge is when the sun is perfectly aligned with the street grids in New York City and the sun looks like it’s smushed between skyscrapers as it sets. The first one of the summer just happened on Friday night, but there will be a lot more to see in the next couple months as well:
So look forward to May 30th (tonight), July 12th and July 13th!
But first, here are some awesome shots from Friday:
— amNewYork (@amNewYork) May 30, 2015
Just happened to witness Manhattanhenge in front of the hotel here on East 42nd St tonight (occurs twice/year when the setting sun aligns with the east-west streets of the main street grid of Manhattan). The street was packed with pedestrians photographing the event until NYPD cleared the way for traffic. #manhattanhenge