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Manhattanhenge: Clear skies to greet NYC onlookers for last occurrence of 2016

After clouds obscured views of the first Manhattenhenge of 2016, clear skies will yield picturesque views of the event on Monday, July 11.

New Yorkers will gather in the streets on Monday night as the sun sets in alignment with the city grid. Manhattanhenge got its name from Stonehenge, a prehistoric monument in England which displays a similar happening. Once a year, the sun rises in perfect alignment with the stones.

The New York City version of the event gained popularity in 2002 thanks to astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson who coined the term in 2001.

"... the setting Sun aligns precisely with the Manhattan street grid, creating a radiant glow of light across Manhattan's brick and steel canyons, simultaneously illuminating both the north and south sides of every cross street of the borough's grid," Tyson wrote in a blog post for the American Museum of Natural History.

Large crowds gather on 23rd and 42nd street for some of the best views in the city.

Cloudy skies blocked views of the famed event in late May, leaving many social media users frustrated. However, skies should be clear on Monday evening for the last Manhattanhenge of 2016.

"Other than a few high clouds, skies will be clear on Monday at sunset," AccuWeather Meteorologist Dave Dombek said. "It should be an overall nice-looking sky for anyone heading out."

With low humidity and temperatures in the 80s, conditions should feel comfortable as well. Sunset is at 8:28 p.m. EDT.