Anticrepuscular Rays Over Hungary

November 09, 2007

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Provided and copyright by: Agnes Kiricsi
Summary authors & editors: Agnes Kiricsi

The photo above shows rather well defined anticrepuscular rays photographed on an early morning flight from Budapest, Hungary to Treviso, Italy. While crepuscular rays can be seen in the direction of the Sun at the time of sunrise or sunset, anticrepuscular rays are always opposite of the Sun and seemingly converging towards the antisolar point. Actually, they're parallel rays of sunlight, but due to the perspective effect, they appear to meet at one point in the far distance. As the airplane was moving, the rays seemed like a gigantic, slowly rotating wheel. Photo taken on July 18, 2007.