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"Manhattanhenge" On Display for Second Time This Year

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"Manhattanhenge" lit up the city Friday for the second time in 2014.

A few times every year, the sun aligns with Manhattan's grid layout so it's framed by the buildings on several crosstown streets.

Spectators said it was exciting to watch the cosmic alignment in person.

"I think it's pretty crazy. It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," said one spectator. "It's a little dangerous out here, though, with all the traffic and crazy cab drivers, but it's pretty fun. Everybody in Manhattan is on that Instagram game right now."

"I mean, there's nothing to say. It's just, see it. It's amazing. It feels great," said another spectator.

If the weather holds, you can also check out the phenomenon Saturday at around 8:25 p.m.

"Manhattanhenge" derives its name from Stonehenge, a stone structure in England where the sun aligns on summer solstice.

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