We are all familiar with Manhattanhenge, the twice-a-year event when the sun aligns with Manhattan’s street grid. But Scott Matthews has begun to track Cathedral-henge, the twice-a-year event when the sun aligns with the statue of the Archangel Gabriel at the top of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Cathedral-henge, however, is harder for the whole city to enjoy at once. Scott explains:
“This happens twice a year: once at around May 17, as the sun is working its way north for the summer solstice. Then the sun turns around, starts heading south for winter, and aligns again at around July 23. But those dates really only apply to my particular vantage (even my next door neighbor would have different dates).”
These shots were taken at sunrise.