Manhattanhenge 2023: When and where to watch in New York City

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Tuesday, May 30, 2023
How to get the best Manhattanhenge photos
AccuWeather has everything to know about Manhattanhenge, including how to capture the best photos.

NEW YORK (WABC) -- Twice a year, the setting sun lines up with Manhattan's streets to provide one of the most amazing sunset photos you can capture in New York City.

Manhattanhenge happens on approximately the same two days in May and then again on two days in July every year. This month, you have one more chance today.

May 2023

Monday, May 29, 2023 at 8:13 p.m.

Tuesday, May 30, 2023 at 8:12 p .m.

Then, in July, it happens again:

Wednesday, July 12, 2023 at 8:20 p.m.

Thursday, July 13, 8:21 at 8:21 p.m.

If you want to get a shot worthy of the occasion, follow these tips from AccuWeather:

  • Plan ahead: Be sure to check the weather and stake out your spot well before the sunset. As with any big event in New York City, Manhattanhenge attracts crowds.
  • Pick the right street: Find a street with an unobstructed view of the horizon. NYC Parks has outlined the best streets to witness the moment. They are:
  • ManhattanQueens
  • Bring the right equipment and check your settings: If you really want the perfect shot, bring a tripod and a quality camera. Make sure your settings are ready for the low-light conditions. Pick a high aperture setting such as F/16 and make sure your ISO is the lowest possible for your camera.
  • Experiment with different subjects: Try picking something in the foreground to focus on, such as someone watching the sunset or a fountain. This creates a silhouette for a more appealing shot.


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