When the setting sun aligns with the Manhattan street grid, the Manhattanhenge sunsets take place lightening up all of the city. This is a radiant glow of light which occurs all over the bricks and steel canyons of Manhattan while illuminating the north and south side of the borough’s grid. The description is from Neil deGrasse Tyson, the host of the very well known TV Show, Cosmos. This year, the second and final version of these sunsets will occur on Friday when the New York sunset will look as better than ever. In fact, folks looking at the streets will experience the amazing sun above the horizon. On another hand, on Saturday, the view will be of a half sun located at the horizon.
The amazing phenomenon will take place on Friday around 8:30 p.m. and Saturday at 8:20 p.m. Even though the weather forecast explains that the city’s sky will be partly clouded. This means that the conditions to take a look at these sunsets will be good.
The Morning Manhattanhenge is the common name for this phenomenon and it occurs twice every winter, usually between December 5 and January. So, make sure to take a look at the sky this Friday. You will be amazed by the view.