Manhattenhenge, an occurrence when the sunset aligns perfectly with the west and eastward streets of Manhattan in New York City, is back this week. Making an appearance only twice per year, it will return this week following its first viewing in late-May.

Sight-seekers will be able to witness the fantastic display between the buildings both Thursday and Friday evenings at 8:20 and 8:21pm EDT, respectively, as the orange ball of fire reflects on the walls of windows and facades of the giant skyscrapers.

According to the Hayden Planetarium, the best streets to view the Manhattenhenge are 14th, 23rd, 34th, 42nd and 57th streets, as they have the best visibility.


Jackson is Head of Content at WeatherOptics and produces several forecasts and manages all social media platforms. Previously, Jackson forecasted local weather for southwestern Connecticut, founding his website, Jackson's Weather, in the March of 2015. He is currently studying Meteorology and Broadcast Journalism at the University of Miami.

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