This peaceful image was taken by EarthSky Facebook friend Zak Michaels. His description:
Here is a photograph of the morning sun greeting the green landscape of New Zealand. Taken from a helicopter on the South Island near Queenstown.
… I know how much EarthSky loves crepuscular rays!
Yes, we do, Zak … who doesn’t? Here’s more about crepuscular rays, also called sunrays: Sunrays before sunrise or after sunset
You can see it larger here. Thank you, Zak!
Eleanor Imster has helped write and edit EarthSky since 1995. She was an integral part of the award-winning EarthSky radio series almost since it began until it ended in 2013. Today, as Lead Editor at EarthSky.org, she helps present the science and nature stories and photos you enjoy. She also serves as one of the voices of EarthSky on social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and G+. She and her husband live in Tennessee and have two grown sons.