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EarthSky // Today's Image Release Date: Aug 08, 2014

Virga at sunrise

Virga is rain that evaporates before it reaches the ground.

Photo credit: Ken Sanger

Photo credit: Ken Sanger

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.

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