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Anticrepuscular rays
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The solar rays, which seem to originate from the Sun when masked by a distant obstacle (a cloud for example), finish to join to the antisolar point (i.e. to a point located at the opposite of the Sun). Those rays faintly contrasted cross all the canopy of heaven to converge anew. This is what is called anticrepuscular rays. They are very inconspicuous, so are generally invisible... except for the amateur who know them.
In this snapshot, the anticrepuscular rays are inclined by about 45 degrees. They emanate from clouds masking the Sun.
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Instrument   38 mm focal length
Exposure & film   1/250 s with digital camera DC3400 Zoom
Date & place   December 16, 2003, Beg-Meil (Finistère)

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