See the Magical Manhattanhenge in 2018: Know When and Where

It’s almost that time of the year again: one of the most mesmeric phenomenon is about to happen in New York.

Manhattanhenge is an occurrence wherein “the setting sun aligns precisely with the Manhattan street grid, creating a radiant glow of light across Manhattan’s brick and steel canyons, simultaneously illuminating both the north and south sides of every cross street of the borough’s grid.”


It is a cool, and instagram-worthy astronomical event that attracts people from all over the world.

In 2018, there are fewer opportunities to view the Manhattanhenge.

When to See: Thursday, July 12 at 8:20 P.M. (full sunset) and Friday, July 13 at 8:21 P.M. (half sunset), local time.

Where to See: The best cross streets to view the phenomenon from are 14th, 34th, 42nd, 57th and 79th Streets from east to west.


For a skyline view, you’ll want to go across the East River to the northern part of Brooklyn or along the water in Queens.

Don’t forget to wear sunglasses and carry your camera!