Grab your camera, because this weekend you will be able to witness Manhattanhenge – the exact moment when the sun aligns perfectly with the east to west streets of the main street grid in Manhattan.
The name comes from Stonehenge – where the sunset lines up with the stones in England.
According to the Hayden Planetarium, you will be able to see half of the sun on Friday, May 29 at 8:12 P.M. and the full sun on Saturday at the same time.
In addition to those two days, you will also be able to see Manhattanhenge’s radiant glow on July 12, and 13.
The best streets to view Manhattanhenge are: 14th Street, 23rd Street, 34th Street, 42nd Street, and 57th Street.
In addition to the streets listed above, if you can find a space to stand on Tudor City Bridge located between Grand Central Station and the United Nations, and then you could get an elevated view of Manhattanhenge.
The best time to find a spot in the city should be around 7:45 p.m., so you can witness the entire sunset. The locations to get the best views will be on the East Side at major cross streets where you can see from east to west. We've highlighted a few key locations on the East Side. Check out our map below.