The perfect alignment of the setting sun with Manhattan’s street grid is upon us again!
For the best viewing experience, Neil Degrasse Tyson offers some tips:
For best effect, position yourself as far east in Manhattan as possible. But ensure that when you look west across the avenues you can still see New Jersey. Clear cross streets include 14th, 23rd, 34th. 42nd, 57th, and several streets adjacent to them. The Empire State building and the Chrysler building render 34th street and 42nd streets especially striking vistas.
Today, July 11th is the full-sun setting on the grid while tomorrow, July 12th will have the half-sun setting on the grid. Sunset is at 8:28 p.m. but you should take a position at least 30 minutes before it starts to get the best views.