Photographer's Note

While going to novosibirsk during our journey to see the total solar eclipse under project heliodyssey2008, i happen to see this very interesting phenomenon in western skies during sunrise. The rays coming out of the horizon were a very interesting sight. The phenomenon is called "Anticrepuscular rays"
Anticrepuscular rays are similar to crepuscular rays, but seen opposite the sun in the sky. Sunlight travels in straight lines, but the projections of these lines on Earth's spherical atmosphere are great circles. Hence, straight-line crepuscular rays from a setting (or rising) sun can appear to re-converge at the antisolar point. Anticrepuscular rays are most frequently visible near sunrise or sunset.
Crepuscular rays, in atmospheric optics, also known as sun rays, God's rays, or the Fingers of God, are rays of sunlight that appear to radiate from a single point in the sky. These rays, which stream through gaps in clouds or between other objects, are diverging columns of sunlit air separated by darker cloud-shadowed regions. The name comes from their frequent occurrences during crepuscular hours (those being dawn and dusk), when the contrasts between light and dark are the most obvious.

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