A great photo opportunity will arise in Manhattan this evening as the sun lines up perfectly with the buildings at sunset.
The sunset is called "Manhattanhenge," due to the buildings shadows' similarity to Stonehenge.
Sunset will occur at 8:30 p.m. EDT Thursday July 12, 2012. However, the best viewing conditions for Manhattanhenge will be about an hour earlier, according to Expert Senior Meteorologist Henry Margusity.
The weather will be perfect for viewing of the stunning sunset with partly cloudy skies, a visibility of 10 miles and comfortable temperatures in the mid-70s.
"Standing on 34th or 42nd street provides a particularly nice view, as the views include the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building. It's a good idea to get to your spot 30 minutes early, so you can beat out the other sun worshippers," according to Life's Little Mysteries, a partner of AccuWeather.
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Rounds of drenching showers and thunderstorms will heighten the risk of flash flooding across the northeastern United States through the final weekend of July.
Drenching and locally severe thunderstorms hit portions of the mid-Atlantic on Thursday.
As July draws to a close, a storm system swinging up from the Deep South will bring downpours to the northeastern U.S. and break the back of an extended heat wave.
Rounds of showers and thunderstorms moving westward off the coast of Africa may pave the way for future tropical systems over the Atlantic Ocean in the weeks ahead.
Highs will run between 10 and 15 degrees Fahrenheit above average across much of the interior western United States into the upcoming weekend.
Burlington, NJ (1925)
Large amount of hail fell and remained on the ground for 3 days.
Colorado Springs, Colorado (1978)
A freak thunderstorm dropped damaging hail to a depth of 2 feet. Much of it had to be plowed from the freeway.
July 29th is historically a rainy day in Waynesburg, PA. It all began in 1878 when a farmer casually told drug store clerk William Allison that it always seemed to rain on July 29th in this southwestern PA town. The clerk made a note of it and started keeping a yearly tabulation. July 29th, 2001 was the 104th rainfall in the past 124 years on this date.