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

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Wednesday, July 12, 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) -- Manhattanhenge is back for round two!

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.

July 2023 Manhattanhenge dates:

Wednesday, July 12, 2023 at 8:21 p.m.

Thursday, July 13, 2023 at 8:20 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:
  • Manhattan:
  • 57th Street
  • 42nd Street
  • 34th Street
  • 23rd Street
  • 14th Street
  • Tudor City Overpass
  • Queens:
  • Hunter's Point South Park in Long Island City
  • 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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