Sky-gazers in Manhattan gathered in the streets May 28-29, 2013, to view the phenomenon nicknamed Manhattanhenge.
The biannual event celebrates the sun's near-perfect alignment with the New York City grid, where light is cast on the north and south sides of every cross street in the borough.
Manhattanhenge occurs in both May and July and draws crowds of camera-toting sky-gazers hoping capture the rare phenomenon. The next opportunity will be July 12-13, 2013.
Below is a collection of photographs that flooded social networking sites earlier this week:
My best shot from #Manhattanhenge #NYC twitter.com/erinolan/statu...— Erin Nolan (@erinolan) May 30, 2013
spellbinding light #manhattanhenge#nyc twitter.com/danieljinyc/st...— Daniel (@danieljinyc) May 30, 2013
The sunset that stunned NYC yesterday was freakin' cool indeed. #manhattanhenge twitter.com/MichelleSFresh...— Michelle S. (@MichelleSFresh) May 30, 2013
From #manhattanhenge last night #nyc #nofilter #sunset twitter.com/SingingTara/st...— Tara (@SingingTara) May 30, 2013