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.'
The first widespread ice storm of the season will slowly diminish over parts of the southern and central Plains, but areas of slippery travel will continue into early Monday.
Summer-like heat will be short-lived eastern Australia early this week in advance of a cold front.
The reprieve from heavy rain across southern India will not last with the threat for flooding downpours set to return for the final day of November.
After another brief shot of chilly air over the weekend, the month of December will start out milder across the Northeast.
December will begin with a roar across the Northwest as rounds of rain, mountain snow and even ice are in store this week.
The strongest El Nino in 50 years will unfold this winter and significantly alter the chances for a white Christmas across the country.
Severe early cold with record November lows: Location Temperature Buffalo, NY 2 degrees New York City 7 degrees Boston -2 degrees Philadelphia 8 degrees (earliest ever below 10 degrees for city)
Washington, DC (1967)
A total of 6.9 inches of snow - greatest amount ever recorded in DC on one calendar day in November.
Cheyenne, WY (1983)
Low temperature of minus 14 degrees broke the record low for the date by 14 degrees.