Manhattanhenge Starts This Evening in New York City
Since Manhattanhenge happens only twice a year, before and after summer solstice, tonight and tomorrow night will mark the last time to capture the sun aligning with the city’s grid (while tomorrow will be the half sun) until May 2013. This evening will bring the sun at full view at approximately 8:24 p.m. through the cross streets of midtown.
To best experience this phenomenon take American astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson’s advice as he stated: “For best effect, position yourself as far east in Manhattan as possible. But ensure that when you look west across the avenues you can still see New Jersey. Clear cross streets include 14th, 23rd, 34th. 42nd, 57th, and several streets adjacent to them. The Empire State building and the Chrysler building render 34th street and 42nd streets especially striking vistas.”