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From: Dan Richter (1:317/3)
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Date: Mon, 14.09.20 14:24
ES Picture of the Day 14 2020
EPOD - a service of USRA

The Earth Science Picture of the Day (EPOD) highlights the diverse processes
and phenomena which shape our planet and our lives. EPOD will collect and
archive photos, imagery, graphics, and artwork with short explanatory
captions and links exemplifying features within the Earth system. The
community is invited to contribute digital imagery, short captions and
relevant links.

EPOD 20th - Anticrepuscular Rays Observed Over Miami Beach, Florida

September 14, 2020


We’re celebrating 20 years of Earth Science Picture of the Day during
the month of September! Today’s photo features a popular EPOD from the
past. Thanks to all of our followers (on the blog, Facebook, Instagram
and Twitter) for supporting us. Thanks also to all of you who’ve
submitted your photos. We’re most appreciative. This EPOD was
originally published December 31, 2019.

Photographer: Kyriaki Antisolar point graphic
Summary Authors: Kyriaki; Jim Foster

The panoramic view above, composed of 4 photos, shows a breathtaking
set of anticrepuscular rays as observed just before sunset at
Miami Beach, Florida, on November 1, 2019. The camera is facing east
northeast. Note the cumulonimbus cloud at the far left. Sunlight
streaming through the turrets of clouds like this, where the Sun is
setting ( opposite of where the camera is facing), may result in
rays that stretch all the way across the sky. However, a small amount
of dust or haze must be present in the atmosphere for the rays
to be seen. Perspective makes them appear to converge in the
distance. The diagram below, courtesy of Dave Lynch, illustrates how
crepuscular and anticrepuscular rays are viewed.
* Miami Beach, Florida Coordinates: 25.7907, -80.1300

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Atmospheric Effects Links

* Atmospheric Optics
* Color and Light in Nature
* The Colors of Twillight and Sunset
* Refraction Index
* Image Gallery: Atmospheric Effects
* What is a Rainbow?

Earth Science Picture of the Day is a service of the Universities
Space Research Association.

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