Silver Lining

July 20, 2003


Provided and copyright by: Gaetan Cormier, Storm Chaser
Summary authors & editors: Gaetan Cormier; Jim Foster

The above photo shows a cumulus congestus cloud positioned in front of the Sun. Since this cloud is back-lit, we can see its "silver lining." This cumulus cloud is thick, and thus its underside appears dark, but since the edges are relatively thin, sunlight is scattered forward. This isn't a rare sight, you just have to be at the right place at the right time -- and be sure to look up.

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