Anticrepuscular Rays Over Indiatlantic, Florida

October 26, 2006


Provided and copyright by: Daniel Herron
Summary authors & editors: Daniel Herron, Jim Foster

The photo above showing a gorgeous example of anticrepuscular rays was captured near Indiatlantic, Florida at 7:46 p.m. (local time) on August 28, 2006. The view here is to the east, over the Atlantic Ocean. These rays were actually an extension of the crepuscular rays emanating from the western horizon as the Sun set. They fanned out as they moved away from the Sun and then re-converged as they approached the opposite (eastern) horizon. Though actually parallel, these beams, like railroad tracks in the distance, appear to converge toward the horizon from our perspective.

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