What you see here is the sun creating a glow of brightness across the streets of Manhattan while highlighting the northern and western sides of every street. This is a very rare and beautiful scenery which happens twice a year right over Manhattan, and it’s called Manhattan’s solstice. Here’s what the deal is…
New York, a city that is, as they say, awake for 24 hours, is not only known for its natural beauty, but also for the view of the city. Residents of New York, twice a year, can enjoy the impressive effect that occurs when the setting sun aligns perfectly with the streets of Manhattan. This phenomenon is called Manhattanhenge, and it sends lovely orange rays down the horizontal network of streets with surrounding skyscrapers that form a network of tunnels and intensify this moment even more!
The sun creates a glow of brightness across the streets of Manhattan, and at the same time, it highlights the northern and western sides of every street. A very rare and beautiful sight. Yesterday on 29th of May half of the Sun was visible above the horizon while the other half was hidden underneath, but today on the May 30th, a full sphere of the Sun will be visible above the horizon. This pattern is repeated in July (July 12th the whole sun will be visible, and on July 13, only a half of the sun will be visible). You can enjoy this phenomenon the most if you are farthest to the east, but it is recommended to find a street from which you will be able to have a clear view of the Hudson River and New Jersey. Some of those streets that offer a good view are 14, 23, 34, 42 and 57th.
Enjoy the images! Also, we need to stress this out, have in mind that these pictures are not photoshopped or anything like that.