A local resident got up early last week to capture the sun aligned with the Cathedral of St. John the Divine — a twice-yearly phenomenon dubbed "Cathedralhenge."
Similar to the popular Manhattanhenge — in which the sun lines up with east-west streets along the borough grid — the event occurs in mid-May and again in late July, residents said.
Scott Matthews shot photos of the sun rising above the roof of the 116-year-old cathedral at roughly 6 a.m. on July 23, he said.
He took the photos looking northeast out of his window along West 106th Street near Broadway and toggled between using telephoto and a wide-angle lenses.
"It's a bit tricky juggling manual lenses in the short time available as the sun rises," he told DNAinfo.
In addition to the wide-angle shot above, Matthews captured the sun rising over the statue of Gabriel that sits atop the cathedral.