Crepuscular Rays at Sunrise

November 15, 2003


Provided and copyright by: Wade Clark, Jr.
Summary authors & editors: Wade Clark, Jr.

The above photo showing crepuscular rays was taken at sunrise over the foothills of the North Cascades in Skagit County, Washington State. The Sun is casting the foothill's shadows into the sky. Peaks, which block sunlight, produce the dark slots, and valleys or troughs create the brighter streets. Even though the rays are parallel, they appear to converge in the distance -- like the two rails of a railroad track.

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