Mauna Kea Shadow & Rays

        Image Index  Mountain shadow & anticrepuscular rays. John Wright of Nashville, Tennessee took these sunset images in October 2002. The huge clouds in the west (small inset) cast shadows across the sky to form dark anticrepuscular rays appearing by perspective to converge on the mountain shadow's tip, the antisolar point. High above the earth these shadows would appear as long parallel dark bands streaking towards the night side of the planet. A nearly full moon has recently risen in the east. Images ©2002 John Wright, shown with permission.