Sunset and Crepuscular Rays Over Pisa, Tuscany, Italy

August 22, 2019


Photographer: Marco Meniero
Summary Authors: Marco Meniero; Jim Foster

Shown above is a fiery sunset and crepuscular rays as viewed from the coast of Pisa, Tuscany, Italy, on August 5, 2019. Clouds below the horizon are casting their shadows across the western sky. In order for these rays to be discerned the atmosphere must be dusty. Lingering sunlight scattered off the tiny particles of dust permits the projected rays to be easily observed.

Photo Details: Canon Eos 1DxMk2 camera; Sigma 105; f/1.4. Picture is cropped at 2x.