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Anti-crepuscular rays at solstice

Lots of people caught the sun setting in the west on the evening of this week’s solstice. Fiona M. Donnelly in eastern Ontario happened to turn and look east.

Anticrespuscular rays, eastern Ontario, June 20, 2016, by Fiona M. Donnelly.

Anticrespuscular rays, eastern Ontario, June 20, 2016, by Fiona M. Donnelly.

You know crepuscular rays, sometimes called sunrays, those great wide columns of sunlight, streaming up from the horizon or down through gaps in clouds? If you look opposite the direction of the sun, you might see their counter-part: anti-crepuscular rays.

How to see anti-crepuscular rays

Thank you, Fiona M. Donnelly!

Deborah Byrd

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