Crepuscular Rays Over Warwick, Australia

March 21, 2017

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Photographer: Terence West
Summary Authors: Terence West; Jim Foster

I captured this beautiful display of crepuscular rays near Warwick, Queensland, Australia, at sunset on January 15, 2017. Sunlight streaming through gaps in building cumulus clouds near the western horizon form the bright rays while the dark lanes result from cloud turrets that effectively blocked the Sun. Look for rays such as this when clouds, most often cumulus clouds, are observed on the horizon where the Sun is setting. Also, look toward the opposite horizon to see if anticrepuscular rays can be detected.

Photo Details: Camera Model: Canon EOS 70D; Lens: 5mm; Focal Length: 5.0mm; Aperture: ƒ/3.5; Exposure Time: 0.0006 s (1/1600); ISO equiv: 100; Software: PaintShop Pro 15.00.