New Yorkers capture the warm glow of 'Manhattanhenge'

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Manhattanhenge Is Back

Yes, it's that time again, when New Yorkers stop Instagramming their meals for long enough to point their cameras at the sky.

It's called Manhattanhenge, a natural-ish phenomenon first identified by Neil deGrasse Tyson that involves the sun setting perfectly between the buildings in Manhattan's grid.

SEE ALSO: Cloudy skies give Manhattanhenge photos a Monet-like feel

It only happens twice a year, with one of those coming on Monday night. Here is a look at what New Yorkers saw on the streets of Manhattan:

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A man takes a photo with her phone as the sun sets over Manhattan aligned exactly with the streets in a phenomenon known as "Manhattanhenge", in New York City, U.S., July 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich
People crowd 42nd Street near Times Square to take pictures as the sun sets over Manhattan aligned exactly with the streets in a phenomenon known as "Manhattanhenge", in New York City, U.S., July 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich
The sun sets over Manhattan, aligned exactly with the streets in a phenomenon known as "Manhattanhenge", in New York City, U.S., July 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A police car passes, telling people to leave the street as the sun sets over Manhattan aligned exactly with the streets in a phenomenon known as "Manhattanhenge", in New York City, U.S., July 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich
A person takes a photo with a tablet as the sun sets over Manhattan aligned exactly with the streets in a phenomenon known as "Manhattanhenge", in New York City, U.S., July 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich
A woman crosses the street as the sun sets over Manhattan aligned exactly with the streets in a phenomenon known as "Manhattanhenge", in New York City, U.S., July 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich
People stand in the middle of 42nd Street in Times Square to take pictures as the sun sets over Manhattan aligned exactly with the streets in a phenomenon known as "Manhattanhenge", in New York City, U.S., July 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 11: People watch and take photos as Manhattanhenge, sun set aligns with the eastwest streets of the main street grid of Manhattan, occurs in New York City on July 11, 2016. Manhattanhenge occurs twice a year, on dates evenly spaced around the summer solstice. The first Manhattanhenge occurs around May 28, while the second occurs around July 12. (Photo by Volkan Furuncu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 11: A view of the 'Manhattanhenge' sunset from Hunters Point South Park, July 11, 2016 in the Queens borough of New York City. 'Manhattanhenge' is created when the setting sun aligns with the city's street grid. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 12: People watch and photograph the sunset on 42nd Street during 'Manhattanhenge' on July 12, 2016 in New York City. This semiannual occurrence happens every May and July when the setting sun aligns east-west with the street grid of the city. (Photo by Volkan Furuncu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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