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High-Contrast Crepuscular Rays

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 8:07pm EST

Glorious Sunset

Monday, August 20th, 2012 8:30am EST

The sky lit up with a burst of color at sunset; a surprising end to a cloudy day.

Sunset at 8:06pm EDT on August 20, 2012

Beautiful Sunset

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012 8:45pm EST

Stormy Sunset

Sunday, July 1st, 2012 8:38pm EST

Crepuscular Rays

Saturday, June 30th, 2012 8:30pm EST

Crepuscular rays are rays of sunlight that appear to radiate from a single point in the sky, specifically, where the sun is. These rays, which stream through gaps in clouds (particularly stratocumulus) or between other objects, are columns of sunlit air separated by darker cloud-shadowed regions. The name comes from their frequent occurrences during crepuscular hours (those around dawn and dusk), when the contrasts between light and dark are the most obvious. Crepuscular comes from the Latin word “crepusculum”, meaning twilight.

[source: Wikipedia]