Where to find the best view of #Manhattanhenge 2015

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Manhattanhenge is the rare occasion when the sun aligns with New York City's street grid and displays the sunset beautifully in between the towering skyscrapers of Manhattan. This certain phenomenon only happens twice in 2015.

The first occurrence will be at 8:12 pm on Friday and Saturday this week. Only half the sun will align with the grid on Friday while the full sun will set in the grid on Saturday. The next opportunity to view the phenomenon won't happen until July 12 and 13 this summer.

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Where to find the best view of #Manhattanhenge 2015
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 11: The sun sets on 23th Street during 'Manhattanhenge' on July 11, 2014 in New York City. This semiannual occurrence happens each summer when the setting sun aligns east-west with the street grid of the city. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 11: People watch and photograph the sunset on 23th Street during 'Manhattanhenge' on July 11, 2014 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 Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 11: People watch and photograph the sunset on 23th Street during 'Manhattanhenge' on July 11, 2014 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 Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 11: The sun sets on 23th Street during 'Manhattanhenge' on July 11, 2014 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 Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
Traffic slows as tourists and pedestrians watch the Manhattanhenge phenomenon July 11, 2014 on 42nd Street in New York. The event happens when the sunset lines up with the New York City street grid. AFP PHOTO/Don Emmert (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
The sun sets as seen from 42nd street in New York City on July 11, 2012, as Manhattanhenge, sometimes also referred to as Manhattan Solstice, the biannual natural event, when it is perfectly aligned with Manhattan’s numbered streets. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/GettyImages)
The sun sets along 34th Street, aligning with the Manhattan street grid during 'Manhattanhenge' July 13, 2011 in New York. It is dubbed 'Manhattanhenge' and happens two times a year when the Sun aligns at dusk with streets in a glowing magic trick as rays of sunlight span across New York perfectly, from west to east. 'Manhattanhenge may just be a unique urban phenomenon in the world,' says astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, of the American Museum of Natural History, who officially discovered the phenomenon. The name 'Manhattanhenge' is a play on Manhattan, this city's most famous borough, and Stonehenge, the megalithic monument in southern England with large stone blocks set out in concentric circles. At Stonehenge, the Sun crosses the site's central axis during the summer and winter solstices, leading experts to speculate that the site could have been used as a sort of sun calendar, as well as for religious ceremonies. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 12: The sun sets during 'Manhattanhenge' on July 12, 2011 in New York City. The Manhattan Solstice is a semiannual occurrence in which the setting sun aligns west-east with the street grid of the city. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 29: People watch and photograph the sunset on 14th Street during 'Manhattanhenge' on May 29, 2013 in New York City. This semiannual occurrence happens each summer when the setting sun aligns east-west with the street grid of the city. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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Naturally, every New Yorker is looking forward to the event so they can snap the sunset and post straight to Instagram (no filter).

If you're one of those New Yorkers or happen to be in the city for the rare occasion you'll want to know the right spots in the city to grab the best view of #Manhattanhenge.

Locate yourself as far east in Manhattan as possible without losing site of New Jersey and be on any of the following cross streets: 14th, 23rd, 34th, 42nd and 57th streets.

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