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'Manhattanhenge' will be able to seen during the next few nights in New York City. (Source: Geshan Weerasnghe/CNN) 'Manhattanhenge' will be able to seen during the next few nights in New York City. (Source: Geshan Weerasnghe/CNN)

NEW YORK (CNN) - People in Manhattan will be treated to a weekend of special sunsets starting tonight.

It is a phenomenon known as "Manhattanhenge."

This is when the sunset is aligned with the street grid, giving the streets a beautiful orange glow.

Meteorologists expect the weather to be great for viewing tonight and tomorrow night.

A "Manhattanhenge" sunrise also occurs twice every winter, usually in the first weeks of December and January.

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