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Manhattanhenge 2016: Dates, times and best spots to see sunset

Get ready to be wowed by the sun setting along the city's grid.

Photographers and photo enthusiasts get ready.

Each year in May and again in July, New York City has the opportunity to experience Manhattanhenge - the phenomenal moment when the sun aligns perfectly with the city’s grid and gives us the chance to catch a glimpse of the sunset from east to west streets in Manhattan.

If you love sunsets and appreciate Manhattan's urban terrain, then you should make sure you have your camera (or smartphone) charged-up and ready to go at the end of this month and also in July.

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According to the American Museum of Natural History, Manhattanhenge will take place on the following days and times to see the half sunset on Manhattan’s grid.

Half

May 29, 8:12 p.m.
July 12, 8:20 p.m.

Below are the dates and time to see the full sunset along Manhattan’s grid.

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Full
May 30 8:12 p.m.
July 11 8:20 p.m.

The Hayden Planetarium will be hosting aspecial public programon Tuesday, July 12 at 7 p.m. which will include a presentation by astrophsicist Jackie Faherty discussing the history and astronomy behind Manhattanhenge.

You will be able to view Manhattanhenge from various points in the city but the best spots to see it are: 14th Street, 23rd Street, 34th Street, 42nd Street, and 57th Street looking west.
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