Cary, North Carolina Sunrise

January 28, 2007

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Provided by: Zach Stirewalt
Summary authors & editors: Jim Foster, Zach Stirewalt

The photo above showing a plum and pink sunrise was captured early last month from Cary, North Carolina. The longer path-length of sunlight, when the Sun is near the horizon, accounts for the reddened coloration of these altocumulus clouds. Note that the brighter hues are on the clouds' sun-ward side.

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