Buddha’s Fingers

Crepuscular rays emanating from behind gathering storm clouds (139_3984)

[this is a photo of crepuscular rays emanating through gathering storm clouds; also called Buddha’s Fingers, sun rays, Ropes of Maui, sun drawing water, Jacob’s Ladder, and a great many other appellations, such visuals are created by sunlight passing around an obstacle (e.g., clouds, trees, or the horizon); they are created by the physical processes of scattering, reflection, and diffraction, and the optical process called linear perspective; they are called crepuscular rays when they diverge from a central point and anticrepuscular rays when they converge toward a central point]

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