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Manhattanhenge 2017: Where to see NYC’s stunning sunset

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Get your cameras ready, folks

Sunset Alights Perfectly Between NYC Buildings During Manhattanhenge Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Get ready: tonight marks the beginning of Manhattanhenge, a rare occurrence where the setting sun aligns perfectly with the Manhattan street grid for a truly breathtaking spectacle. The Instagram-worthy moment can be captured tonight at precisely 8:13 p.m., with the half sun setting on the borough’s grid, and though Accuweather Chief Meteorologist Elliot Abrams warns that with today’s partially cloudy forecast, all it takes is “one cloud at the right moment to ruin it,” it’s a chance that is worth taking.

The best viewing spots are on wide streets like 14th Street, 34th Street, 42nd Street, 59th Street, and 79th Street. Another good one is the Tudor City Bridge on 42nd Street, but it tends to get overcrowded.

The full sun will set on the grid on Memorial Day (talk about perfect timing) on Monday, May 30th at 8:12 p.m. The forecast calls for possible rain and clouds on Monday, but we’re keeping our fingers crossed that the evening clears up just enough to allow for some stellar glimpses of Manhattanhenge.