Manhattanhenge 2019: How to see the most spectacular sunset in New York

New York is a great place to see the sunset all year round, but there are a few specific days when it is the best chance to take a sunset image. Manhattanhenge is one of the most amazing moments of the summer as hundreds, it happens twice a year and is basically a view of the sun that is right between the Manhattan buildings. Hundreds of New Yorkers and tourists gather in the streets to observe and photograph this astronomical phenomenon, so you should not miss it.

The name of Manhattanhenge comes from Stonehenge, the memorial of England believed to have been constructed by prehistoric people and associated with sun-related rituals.

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For Manhattanhenge in 2018, the Manhattanhenge was held on May 30 at 20:12 local time and on July 20 at 20:20. As expected the hashtag #Manhattanhenge became the first trend in social media while the sunset photos really traveled us.


The right places to enjoy the show in the best possible way are from the 14th, 23rd, 34th, 42nd, 57th streets and the parallel bars near these ones. But, the ultimate spot to capture this amazing moment are on 34th and 42nd streets, thanks to the Empire State and Chrysler buildings.

The last chance to see this breathtaking event this year is on Friday July 12 at 8:20 p.m., and half on Saturday July 13 at 8:21 p.m Eastern time.