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Rare Crepuscular Rays
Posted By: deaning, 03-31-2013, 09:34 PM

A shot from yesterday from Barker Hill (SW of Western Australia), I had never seen anything like this before, the sun is going down BEHIND me in the west and this is looking east to the Porongurup Range. A knowledgeable friend just informed me this rare phenomena is called crepuscular rays.

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04-02-2013, 03:56 AM   #16
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What a great shot, I've never seen them going up the way like this before.

When we were wee (many years ago now ), the downwards variety we always called them the escalators or stairways to heaven.

That's a good few years before Led Zeppelin nicked my term for a song title.

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QuoteOriginally posted by deaning Quote
Thanks for the info Douglas!
I've got a background in atmospheric science, and had some teachers devoted to the subject of optical phenomena on the sky. You would be very welcome to post it at the opctical-sky-penomena-thread.

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