MANHATTANHENGE is known as the time when the sun aligns perfectly with the Manhattan street grid.
Those in New York City can see the rare “Manhattanhenge Effect” between May 29 and July 12 from a few locations.
What are the dates and times of Manhattanhenge 2022?
In 2022, New Yorkers will have multiple opportunities to see the “Manhattanhenge Effect” as both full sun and half sun.
According to the American Museum of Natural History, these dates include:
Half sun on the grid:
- Sunday, May 29 at 8:13 p.m. EST
- Tuesday, July 12 at 8:21 p.m. EST
Full sun on the grid:
- Monday, May 30 at 8:12 p.m. EST
- Monday, July 11 at 8:20 p.m. EST
Where can I see the sunset?
The best places for New Yorkers to watch the sunset are on Manhattan’s east and west main streets.
Some of the most popular spots are:
- 14th street
- 23rd street
- 34th street
- 42nd street
- 57th street
The American Museum of Natural History also notes that it can be viewed at the Tudor City Overpass in Manhattan and at Hunter’s Point South Park in Long Island City in Queens.
Why is it called Manhattanhenge?
Manhattanhenge occurs when the sun appears between the city’s grid, when it’s low in the sky, and sets, according to the American Museum of Natural History.
It was formerly known as the Manhattan Solstice, but was later changed to Manhattanhenge by the famous astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, because the word solstice actually means “stopped sun” in Latin.
“Manhattanhenge is emerging because the arc of the sun has not yet reached those limits and is on the way there as we catch glimpses of the setting sun along the ravines of our narrow streets,” he wrote via the American Museum of Natural History website.
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