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Rays at sunset

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Anding's picture
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Rays at sunset

Photographed August 27th, 2019 looking towards the sunset, Hong Kong harbour.  I'm not sure what the atmospheric cause would have been but am interested to hear any speculations!

The photo was taken by an iPhone 6 and is unprocessed.  Happy to share the full size image if requested.

Xilman's picture
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Joined: 24/03/2018 - 15:17

Looks like shadows cast by some objects (clouds near or below apparent horizon  perhaps) on the regular forward-scattered sunlight.

Grant Privett's picture
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Joined: 28/12/2014 - 18:30
Bumpy horizon

Commonly termed, crepuscular rays.....

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Crepuscular rays

Spectacular when they stream right across the sky and converge on the anti-solar point (see attached - leaving Bora Bora)