Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Crepuscular rays over the Industrial Park

Driving home today from school I noticed some gorgeous crepuscular rays streaming over the pastures at the Industrial Park. I stopped the car to snap a few photos.

Wikipedia explains crepuscular rays

"Crepuscular rays in atmospheric optics, 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."

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