Thousands of New Yorkers and fascinated tourists flocked to Manhattan's streets on Memorial Day and Tuesday to catch a glimpse of the spectacular sunset known as Manhattanhenge.
Occurring twice in May and twice in July, the unique phenomenon features a perfectly aligned sunset beaming down the east- and westward roads of the borough's grid.
The event can be seen when the sun is either partially or fully visible above the New York City skyline. The result is a dazzling glow that illuminates the north and south sides of the streets' towering buildings.
Stonehenge, Europe's best-known prehistoric monument, inspired the name "Manhattanhenge," coined by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson in 2002.
For those who missed this week's beautiful sight, the next Manhattanhenge will take place July 12 at 8:20 p.m. ET (full sun on the grid) and July 13 at 8:21 p.m. ET (half sun on the grid). The best spots for viewing the sunsets are: 14th, 23rd, 34th, 42nd and 57th streets.
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