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The Manhattanhenge sunset is happening this weekend

Tomorrow's weather is clearing up!

Collier Sutter
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Collier Sutter

While some New York traditions have been put aside as the city is still working to enter Phase 1 of reopening, nature is still showing up for us in all its glory.

For the first time this summer, New Yorkers can witness the unique celestial phenomenon known as Manhattanhenge. The setting sun will align perfectly with Manhattan’s grid, leaving a golden glow between the city’s skyscrapers. As these are far from regular times there's actually no need to congregate at busy intersections like 14th, 23rd, 34th, 42nd, and 57th Streets to catch a clear view.

New Yorkers at any east-west numbered street in Manhattan can see the glow shares Astrophysicist Jackie Faherty, with the American Museum of Natural History.

If you do find yourself out, be sure to social distance, do not congregate in crowds and wear a face mask. 

Tonight, Friday, May 29, you can watch the sun low on the horizon between buildings at 8:13pm, and see what will appear as a half sun. Tomorrow, Saturday, May 30, you can spot similar vistas at 8:12pm for a full sun.

One Instagrammer already shot photos pre-Manhattanhenge, from Tuesday and Wednesday while there were clear skies.

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To capture the globe of fire in the sky on camera this weekend be sure to turn off your flash. We'll be closely watching the weather reports to see if the fog and rain will subside and allow the city to see one of the most Instagrammable moments of the year.

And don't worry. If you can't make it out to see Manhattanhenge safely, stay tuned for our round-up of the most stunning photos of the event on Monday. (Weather permitting, of course.)

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