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Tonight’s Manhattanhenge Was a Bust

Past the Empire State Building (L), the sun sets along 34th Street aligning with the Manhattan street grid during
What we missed.

If you noticed crowds of people standing in the street and gazing upward tonight, rest assured that they weren’t waiting for some planet-destroying object to fall from the sky. Manhattanhenge, when the sun sets in line with Manhattan’s cross streets, was set to take place just after 8 p.m. tonight. Unfortunately, it was too cloudy, which is why your social media feeds aren’t inundated with beautiful sunset photos right now. We’ll get another shot tomorrow night (though it doesn’t look like the weather will cooperate), and again on July 12. In the meantime, here’s a look at how New Yorkers dealt with their disappointment.

Tonight’s Manhattanhenge Was a Bust