God Rays at sunrise over Wind River Mountains, Fremont and Jackson Peaks in Summer, Sublette County, Wyoming, USA
Crepuscular rays (also known as sunbeams, Angel lights, Sun rays or God rays), in atmospheric optics, are rays of sunlight that appear to radiate from the point in the sky where the sun is located. 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. Despite seeming to converge at a point, the rays are in fact near-parallel shafts of sunlight, and their apparent convergence is a perspective effect (similar, for example, to the way that parallel railway lines seem to converge at a point in the distance).
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scottish highland glow
Dramatic weather with atmospheric clouds over the mountainous Scottish landscape. Sun shines down over a Mountain range and rolling fields of heather in the Scottish Highlands between Glasgow and Glencoe. Dramatic light on through showcasing the golden foliage and ethereal atmosphere in Fall.
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