New Yorkers marvel at ‘Manhattanhenge’ sunset

1. Dozens of people gathered on on July 11, 2012 shortly before 8:30pm Wednesday (0030 GMT on Thursday) at the corner of 14th and Sixth Avenue, taking pictures of the huge red sun at the foot of the urban canyon formed by the buildings. Manhattanhenge occurs twice during the Northern Hemisphere’s summer – in May and July – and a partial Manhattanhenge is expected on Thursday. The phenomenon also occurs in winter but is often obscured by inclement weather.

New Yorkers marvel at 'Manhattanhenge' sunset

2. People stand in the middle of 42nd Street in New York’s Manhattan borough as the sun sets through the middle of the buildings during a phenomenon known as Manhattanhenge

New Yorkers marvel at 'Manhattanhenge' sunset

3. People stand in the middle of 42nd Street in New York’s Manhattan borough as the sun sets through the middle of the buildings during a phenomenon known as Manhattanhenge

New Yorkers marvel at 'Manhattanhenge' sunset

4. People stand in the middle of 42nd Street in New York’s Manhattan borough as the sun sets through the middle of the buildings during a phenomenon known as Manhattanhenge

New Yorkers marvel at 'Manhattanhenge' sunset

5. People stand in the middle of 42nd Street in New York’s Manhattan borough as the sun sets through the middle of the buildings during a phenomenon known as Manhattanhenge

New Yorkers marvel at 'Manhattanhenge' sunset

6. People stand in the middle of 42nd Street in New York’s Manhattan borough as the sun sets through the middle of the buildings during a phenomenon known as Manhattanhenge

New Yorkers marvel at 'Manhattanhenge' sunset

7. People stand in the middle of 42nd Street in New York’s Manhattan borough as the sun sets through the middle of the buildings during a phenomenon known as Manhattanhenge

New Yorkers marvel at 'Manhattanhenge' sunset