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10 Stunning Photos Of The Year’s First Manhattanhenge Illuminating The Streets Of NYC

Justine Golata Justine Golata

10 Stunning Photos Of The Year’s First Manhattanhenge Illuminating The Streets Of NYC

You’ve definitely seen it before, but did you know it has a name?

New Yorkers have surely noticed days when the sunset seems especially stunning and that occurrence is better known as Manhattanhenge. This phenomenon happens when the setting sun can be seen perfectly from every cross street across the stretch of Manhattan.

It only occurs twice a year (technically four with the “reverse” sunrise version) and this year’s first Manhattanhenge illuminated the city streets over the weekend. And though the weather was a little less than optimal, New Yorkers were still able to catch it. Here are 10 gorgeous photos of it.

See featured image: Instagram/ @mattie.ritchie

See also: 15 Photos That Beautifully Capture NYC’s New Floating Park ‘Little Island’

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