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Manhattanhenge 2024 is visible again tonight in NYC. Here's where to watch for the best view.

See the first Manhattanhenge sunset of 2024
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NEW YORK -- Manhattanhenge returned Tuesday night in New York City, with a second chance to see it Wednesday. 

Here's everything to know for the best view.

What is Manhattanhenge?

Manhattanhenge takes place when the sunset lines up with the city's street grid. The sun appears to set perfectly between the buildings. 

The phenomenon happens about four times a year -- two days in the spring, and two days in the summer. 

It always draws a big crowd of spectators trying to take photos and videos. 

"Reverse Manhattanhenge" then happens in the winter months, when the sunrise aligns with the grid.

Best places to see Manhattanhenge

Find the best view along the following streets in Manhattan:

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

Wednesday's best time to watch will be at 8:12 p.m.

Manhattanhenge weather tonight

CBS New York's First Alert Weather team is tracking clouds and possibly even a thunderstorm around 8 p.m. Wednesday. 

But skies were clear for the perfect shot on Tuesday. 

Photos of Manhattanhenge

Check out these photos from the past six years, and share yours with CBS New York using this link here.

Manhattanhenge in New York City
A view of the sunset from 42nd street during the 'Manhattanhenge' on May 29, 2023 in New York, United States. Lokman Vural Elibol/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
2022 Manhattanhenge
Two birds fly through the middle of the street as people gather around to watch the sun set during Manhattanhenge in Times Square on July 11, 2022 in New York City. Alexi Rosenfeld / Getty Images
Sunset In New York City
Pedestrians cross a street during a Manhattanhenge on June 4, 2021 in New York City. Liao Pan/China News Service via Getty Images
Sunset Along 42nd Street in New York City
The sun sets along 42nd Street on July 9, 2020 in New York City.  Gary Hershorn / Getty Images
Sunset in New York "Manhattanhenge"
A view of the sunset from 42nd street is seen during the 'Manhattanhenge' on July 12, 2019 in New York, United States. Atilgan Ozdil/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
A partially cloud obscured Manhattanhenge sun set.
A partially cloud obscured Manhattanhenge sun set. Manhattanhenge is where the rising or setting sun aligns with the street grid in Manhattan, New York City.  Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
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