Crepuscular Rays

I was on my way home when the skies caught my attention…

Here’s a description from Atmospheric Optics about crepuscular rays/ sun rays:

Sun rays, also called Crepuscular rays streaming through gaps in clouds are parallel columns of sunlit air separated by dark cloud shadowed regions. The rays appeared to diverge because of perspective effects, like the parallel furrows of freshly ploughed fields or a road wide at your feet yet apparently narrowing with distance. Airborne dust, inorganic salts, organic aerosols, small water droplets, and the air molecules themselves scatter the sunlight and make the rays visible.


~ by Stella's Gaze on March 13, 2008.

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