Reverse Manhattanhenge 2023: When and where to watch in NYC in November

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Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Here's where you can watch the 2023 reverse Manhattanhenge
The sunrise will line up with Manhattan's streets to provide one of the most amazing photos you can capture in New York City.

NEW YORK (WABC) -- It's been awhile since we've seen this: the phenomenon known as Manhattanhenge.

You don't have to wait much longer, because Wednesday you can see a "reverse Manhattanhenge."

That's when the sunrise perfectly aligns with the city grid.

So when and where can you see this?

The reverse Manhattanhenge happens at 6:59 a.m. Wednesday.

If Wednesday doesn't work with your schedule, you can try to catch the next one on Jan. 11.

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 sunrise. 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.
  • Experiment with different subjects: Try picking something in the foreground to focus on, such as someone watching the sunrise or a fountain. This creates a silhouette for a more appealing shot.


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