New York City is home to many things: delicious bagels, incredible museums, tons of free things to do, but what may be one of the most beloved phenomenons specifically unique to the city has to be Manhattanhenge and Reverse Manhattanhenge. Not sure what that is? We’re here to explain!
What is a Reverse Manhattanhenge?
Opposite of Manhattanhenge which occurs as sunset, a Reverse Manhattanhenge happens during sunrise. It happens twice a year when the rising sun perfectly aligns with the city grid.
When is the Reverse Manhattanhenge happening?
This year’s Reverse Manhattanhenge will take place on Wednesday, November 29th. The best time to watch the Reverse Manhattanhenge will be at 6:59am. The next Reverse Manhattanhenge won’t occur until January 11th at 7:20am.
Where are the best spots to watch the Reverse Manhattahenge?
- 14th Street
- 23rd Street
- 34th Street
- 42nd Street
- 57th Street
How often does a Reverse Manhattanhenge occur?
A Reverse Manhattanhenge usually occurs in late November and early January. This makes the spectacle a bit less crowded than a Manhattanhenge since it’s earlier in the day and during the colder months.
Anything else to know about a Reverse Manhattanhenge?
TIPS: Turn off your flash so there will be less of a glare in your photos.
Take a look at some beautiful photos of the event from year’s past.