Crepuscular Rays Over Moscow, Pennsylvania

September 03, 2006

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Provided and copyright by: Michelle Lee Jenkins
Summary authors & editors: Michelle Lee Jenkins

The photo above of a majestic sunset complete with crepuscular rays was captured above Moscow, Pennsylvania in September of last year. As the Sun was dipping below the range of hills, I noticed rays of sunlight bursting from the clouds, interspersed with darker bands (shadows). The rays appear to fan out from our perspective, but in actuality, they're parallel columns of sunlight and shadow.

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