California sunrise by Ken Sanger. Thank you for sharing this photo Ken!
You often see virga over a desert, where low humidity and high temperatures can cause rain to evaporate shortly after being released by clouds. More beautiful photos of virga here.
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.