Manhattanhenge 2022: Date, times and where to see the sunset

MANHATTANHENGE is known as the time when the Sun will perfectly align with the Manhattan street grid.

Those in New York City will be able to see the rareManhattanhenge Effectfrom a few locations between May 29 e luglio 12.

Manhattanhenge occurs when the sunset is aligned with the east-west grid of streets in Manhattan

Manhattanhenge occurs when the sunset is aligned with the east-west grid of streets in ManhattanCredito: Getty

What are the dates and times of Manhattanhenge 2022?

In 2022, New Yorkers will have multiple opportunities to see theManhattanhenge Effectas both a full Sun and a half Sun.

Secondo il American Museum of Natural History, those dates include:

Half Sun on the Grid:

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  • Domenica, Maggio 29, a 8:13pm EST
  • martedì, luglio 12, a 8:21pm EST

Full Sun on the Grid:

  • Lunedi, Maggio 30, a 8:12pm EST
  • Lunedi, luglio 11, a 8:20pm EST

Where can I see the sunset?

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The best places that New Yorkers will be able to view the sunset is from Manhattan’s main east/west streets.

Some of the popular spots include:

  • 14th Street
  • 23rd Street
  • 34th Street
  • 42nd Street
  • 57th Street

The American Museum of Natural History also notes that it can be viewed at the Tudor City Overpass in Manhattan and at Hunter’s Point South Park in Long Island City in Queens.

Manhattanhenge was labeled by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Manhattanhenge was labeled by Neil deGrasse TysonCredito: Reuters

Why is it called Manhattanhenge?

Manhattanhenge occurs when the Sun appears between the grid of the city when it’s low in the sky and setting, according to the American Museum of Natural History.

It has been previously referred to as the Manhattan Solstice but was later changed to Manhattanhenge by famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson because the word solstice actually meansstopped sunin the Latin language.

Manhattanhenge comes about because the Sun’s arc has not yet reached these limits, and is on route to them, as we catch a brief glimpse of the setting Sun along the canyons of our narrow streets,” he wrote on the American Museum of Natural History’s website.

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