Shadows at Sunset Above Torun, Poland

August 03, 2018

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Photographer: Joanna
Summary Authors: Joanna; Jim Foster

These photos feature sunset and the onset of darkness as observed from Torun, Poland on May 11, 2018. The top photo shows shadows oddly covering about one-half of the sky. Darkness here results more from cloud shadows rather than from the encroaching Earth's shadow. The bottom photo, taken a few minutes earlier shows more clearly the source of the shadows -- building cumulus clouds on the horizon obscuring the Sun and casting huge crepuscular rays. Note the bright streaks where sunlight is streaming through gaps in the clouds. Photos taken at: 8:31 p.m. (top) and 8:27 p.m. (bottom).

Photo Details: Camera: HUAWEI VNS-L21; Software: VNS-L21C432B392; Aperture: ƒ/2.0; Focal Length (35mm): 27; Exposure Time: 0.0059s (1/168); ISO equivalent: 50; Bottom: same except - Focal Length (35mm): 28; Exposure Time: 0.0055s (1/181).