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EarthSky // Today's Image Release Date: Mar 02, 2016

Fair weather flights over Zimbabwe

Setting sun with glimpses of fair weather flight in front of it, including circling swallows and a light airplane.

Photo by Peter Lowenstein, February 2016

Photo by Peter Lowenstein, February 2016

The drought that has affected Mutare and Eastern Zimbabwe for most of February has enabled many glorious sunsets to be photographed at a time of year when it should be raining nearly every day. The pictures on this page show not only the setting sun but also brief glimpses of fair weather flight in front of it including circling swallows and a light airplane. Added interest includes some sunspots, a cellular telephone network repeater station tower, and in the last image a lone cumulus cloud which has a golden lining, radiates crepuscular rays and casts a broad dark shadow in front of some more distant irridescent clouds.

All were taken between the 11th and 25th of this month using a hand-held Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ 60 compact camera in either intelligent auto or sunset mode.

Photo by Peter Lowenstein, February 2016

Photo by Peter Lowenstein, February 2016

Photo by Peter Lowenstein, February 2016

Photo by Peter Lowenstein, February 2016

Photo by Peter Lowenstein, February 2016

Photo by Peter Lowenstein, February 2016

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