When and where to see this week's 'Manhattanhenge' sunset
Updated on July 11, 2017 at 4:12 PMPosted on July 11, 2017 at 8:35 AM
BY LEN MELISURGO
NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
New Yorkers and visitors to the Big Apple are hoping to catch a glimpse of what could be a stunning "Manhattanhenge" sunset on Wednesday, July 12, after two earlier renditions of this rare sky show both fizzled out.
Heavy cloud cover blocked the view of the two Manhattanhenge sunsets during Memorial Day weekend, so this week will be the last opportunity to see this colorful astronomical event until next spring.
Manhattanhenge occurs only four times every year -- twice in May and twice in July -- when the setting sun aligns perfectly with the city's street grid, creating a giant ball of orange light that reflects on the windows and facades of tall buildings lining the streets running east and west.
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