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The first is an example of crepuscular rays - God's fingers - shining through the cloud from a setting (or rising) Sun. This phenomenon, which is an optical illusion, is usually seen in reverse with the Sun in a higher position and the rays spreading beneath the cloud. Here the low position of the Sun in the sky is illuminating the cloud from below.
Any thoughts on photo number 2?
Quote from: aslan16 on 13/02/2012 19:32:04 Any thoughts on photo number 2?Looks like "Mackerel sky" ... http://www.weatheronline.co.uk/reports/wxfacts/Sometimes-a-bit-fishy.htm