Photographers hoping to catch the perfect shot of Manhattanhenge gather at 42nd and 5th Streets in NYC on July 12, 2011. Image courtesy of Flickr user Shmuel.
The last show in the double-header of Manhattanhenge sunsets was hidden behind clouds Saturday evening.
The phenomenon, which can be seen four times each year, occurs when the sun sets in alignment with the street grid of Manhattan, and lights up both the north and south sides of every cross street. It is usually observed twice in May and twice in July.
Though temperatures were mild in the mid-70s, the evening brought less than ideal views for the celestial event.
"Rain earlier in the day did diminish prior to the evening hours, but lingering clouds and spotty showers did not clear out enough for optimal viewing conditions," according to AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Brian Edwards.
The next chance to see the event will not be until 2014.
For more information on the spectacle, read 'Clouds Cover NYC's Last Manhattanhenge Sunset of 2013.'
As more than 94 million take to the roads and skies this weekend, a storm has begun to unfold threading to hinder early Christmas travel.
Thunderstorms in parts of the South this weekend may become strong enough to threaten lives and property.
As California heads into its third consecutive dry winter with no relief in sight, firefighters continue to battle a late-fall blaze in Big Sur.
Similar to the days prior to Thanksgiving, the worst weather will focus on the days prior to Christmas as millions of travelers take to the roads and skies in the U.S. and southern Canada.
An abrupt and abnormal cold wave gripped parts of southeastern Texas in early December, catching many off-guard, including two native Southern California bobcats recently transferred to the area.
Warm air is forecast to surge into much of the eastern half of the nation by the weekend and will be accompanied by heavy rain and flooding risk in some locations.
N. California & Oregon (1964)
Great warm surge and torrential rains on deep snow cover; record floods followed.
Des Moines, IA (1990)
Freezing drizzle with a temperature of -2 degrees F.
Portland, OR (1892)
27.5" of snow (21st-24th).