WATCH: Large crowds gather to witness Manhattanhenge on Memorial Day

MANHATTAN, NY (WFLA) — Large crowds flocked to the Big Apple on Memorial Day to witness a beautiful solar event.

Hundreds of people took to the streets of Manhattan on Monday to witness the spectacular “Manhattanhenge Effect.”

According to the American Museum of Natural HistoryHowever, the effect only occurs twice a year – towards the end of May and around mid-July. During this time the “sun appears between the latticework of the city, as it stands low in the sky and sets.”

As the sun sets between the city’s buildings, the glow creates a picture-perfect moment that many wait all year to capture.

Laura Coffey

Laura Coffey is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Laura Coffey joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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