Afterglow and Rays Over Mount Teide

May 26, 2016


Photographer: Roberto Porto
Summary Authors: Roberto Porto; Jim Foster
The photo above shows alpenglow immersing snow-covered Mount Teide (12,188 ft or 3,715 m) in Teide National Park, Canary Islands, Spain, as observed on February 25, 2016. An indigo sky and lavender-colored anticrepuscular rays herald the approach of nightfall. The snow that fell here in late February was one of the biggest snowfalls in the past 100 years. Click here to see a video of the late afternoon and early evening eastern sky on February 25. 

Photo Details: Camera: NIKON D5300; Lens: 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6; Focal Length: 22mm (35mm equivalent: 33mm); Aperture: ƒ/4.0; Exposure Time: 0.040 s (1/25); ISO equiv: 200; Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6.1 (Macintosh).