The last chance to see Manhattanhenge 2014, when the sun lines up with the city's grid, will take place Saturday at 8:25 p.m. EDT. Manhattan will be treated to the half sun lining up with the city's network of streets and avenues.
Each Manhattanhenge -- the term was coined by Neil deGrasse Tyson -- features a full sun and a half sun alignment. The first set occurred in Manhattan although people were underwhelmed with the half sun alignment May 29. The full sun alignment took place on May 30 and this weekend saw the last Manhattanhenge of 2014.
Friday's Manhattanhenge featured the full sun lining up with the city's grid. Tyson came up with the term as am allusion to the way the sun lines up with Stonehenge during the summer solstice. Tyson said the best places to view Manhattanhenge are on 14th, 23rd, 34th, 42nd and 57th streets but heading to one of the city's many famous buildings will also lead to some impressive visuals. Tyson recommends getting to one of these locations 30 minutes ahead of sunset.
Friday's Manhattanhenge featured a big, bright sun lining up with the grid. Saturday's Manhattanhenge may not be as spectacular but there is a consolation prize: The first super moon of 2014 rises in the night sky.
Photos of Manhattanhenge 2014 from Friday can be viewed below.
Your last chance to see Manhattanhenge 2014 is on Saturday. Reuters
Friday's Manhattanhenge 2014 was a full sun alignment. Reuters
Manhattanhenge 2014 as seen near the Flatiron Building. Reuters
Saturday is your last chance to see Manhattanhenge 2014. Reuters
Saturday is the last Manhattanhenge of 2014. Reuters