Shadow Mountain

February 17, 2006


Provided by: Claudia Hinz, AKM e.V.
Summary authors & editors: Claudia Hinz; Jim Foster

The above photo shows gausy crepuscular rays that nicely mimic the shape of this silhouetted mountain range in the German Alps. It was taken just at sunset on October 10, 2005, from near Brannenburg, Germany. These light and dark bands visible in the lower atmosphere are caused by, in this case, mountain peaks, which effectively block the sunlight (darkened areas). Locals sometimes refer to this phenomena as the "Godly Shadow."

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