Manhattan Solar Alignment

If you're in Manhattan between the days of the first and second perfect Manhattanhenge sunsets, the Sun will be above the horizon when it aligns with the Manhattan grid. When the alignment occurs near sunset, it's easy to look up the time when the sun sets. But what if it's cloudy those days or you want a photo when the Sun is slightly higher in the sky? This calculator determines when the sun is aligned with the Manhattan grid any day of the year.

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Calculations based on code from NOAA Solar Calculator.

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Sunset on 42nd Street, June 13, 2015.

Sunset on 38th Street, June 18, 2016.

Sunset along 42nd Street on June 26, 2016, at 8:10 PM.