Twice a year, a unique and magnificent sight can be seen throughout the streets of NYC. As a result of the spring Equinox, on two days each year the sun sets in perfect alignment with the buildings and streets of the Manhattan Grid. On these days, this beautiful twilight is known as Manhattanhenge, as it is almost identical to the sunset seen at Stonehenge, in Wiltshire, England.
Luckily in 2012, Manhattanhenge also falls in perfect alignment with the Circle Line Harbor Lights Cruise! On the evening of Wednesday, May 30th our guests can experience these breathtaking sights when the sun sets at precisely 8:16 PM. Our Harbor Lights Cruise sails from 7-9 PM and provides the best view of Manhattanhenge in all of New York City!
According to research done by the Hayden Planetarium, 42nd street is one of the best locations for experiencing this bi-annual event (We are located at 42nd Street and 12th Avenue!) So come join us on our Harbor Lights Cruise this evening and bask in the radiance of Manhattanhenge in true Circle Line fashion.