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Manhattanhenge

Manhattanhenge

From Thursday, July 12, 2018 to Friday, July 13, 2018 July 12, 2018 July 13, 2018 LUMA Hotel Times Square

Twice a year, when the sunset perfectly aligns with the east-west streets on the main street grid in Manhattan, we have Manhattanhenge - also called the Manhattan Solstice.
Every year, the event takes place twice during 2 days: 

  • one day you can see the sun in full, also known as Full Sun on the Grid
  • on the other day you can see half of the sun, also known as Half Sun on the Grid

This circumstance occurs twice a year. Here are the dates and times for the Manhattanhenge 2018*:

  • May 29, 2018 (8.13pm): Half Sun on the grid
  • May 30, 2018 (8.12pm): Full Sun on the grid
  • July 12, 2018 (8.20pm): Full Sun on the grid
  • July 13, 2018 (8.21pm): Half Sun on the grid

To witness the event, you need to stand according to the Commissioner’s Plan of 1811 from 14th street to the neighborhood of Washington Heights. Here are the best streets to see, enjoy and take photos:

  • 14th street
  • 23rd street
  • 34th street
  • 42nd street (just one block from LUMA!)

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