Thursday’s Ask Storm Team 11 question comes from Pat Boone. They sent in pictures of crepuscular rays.
Crepuscular rays occur at sunrise or sunset, when the sun is at a low angle. Clouds nearby, or even mountains, block the rays from coming through and cast shadows across the sky.
There are also anti-crepuscular rays.
Crepuscular rays converge towards the sun while anti-crepuscular rays converge on the opposite side of sky of sun.
These rays are actually parallel. But, because the earth is a sphere, they appear the converge at one end of the sky. This optical illusion is similar to looking down a long straight road.
The road will seem to converge towards the horizon.
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