Last ‘Manhattanhenge’ Sunsets of 2015 Light Up City Streets

The phenomenon known as "Manhattanhenge" returned to the city Sunday night.

It is seen when the sunset falls perfectly into line with the Manhattan street grid. On Sunday night, Manhattanhenge aligned around 8:20 with the full sun visible.

This is the second Manhattanhenge of the year, after one on May 29.

On Monday night, New Yorkers can catch another occurrence, but with half of the sun hidden below the horizon.

The Museum of Natural History says the best vantage points are on 14th, 23rd, 34th, 42nd and 57th streets.

Neil Degrasse Tyson, the Museum's Planetarium Director, coined the term “Manhattanhenge.”

Charter Spectrum customers get full access
to all our video, including our live stream.
 

Tune to Spectrum News NY1 on TV, online, on our app, or on Local On Demand Channel 1020 for:

Road to City Hall, Mon.-Fri. at 7pm and 10pm
The Call, Mon.-Fri. at 9pm and 3am
In Focus with Cheryl Wills, Sun. at 10:30am & 3:30pm
The New York Times Close Up, Sat. at 2pm and 10pm
• On Stage, Sat.-Sun. 9:30am & 7:30pm + Tues. 12:30am
• Talking Pictures, Sat. & Sun. 12:30am + Sat. 12:30pm
Sports on 1, nightly at 11:35pm and 4am

TOP-RANKED STORIES

VOTE FOR YOUR TOP STORY FOR "THE CALL" SHOW