New Yorkers lined up for rare phenomenon this weekend

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Excited New Yorkers were treated to Manhattanhenge this past Friday, July 11, and Saturday, July 12, when the sun aligned perfectly with the grid of city streets.

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The circumstance occurs twice a year, during which the setting sun perfectly aligns with the east–west streets of Manhattan's main street grid.

Instagram interpretations of the dazzling 2014 occurrence:

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Photos from last year's Manhattanhenge:

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