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