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A sunbeamin meteorological opticsis a beam of sunlight that appears to radiate from the Sun's position. Shining through openings in clouds or between other objects such as mountains and buildings, these beams of particle-scattered sunlight are separated by Crepuscular Light - Villages - The Spilling Past shadowed volumes. Despite converging We Are 138 - Misfits - Night Of The Living Dead or radiating from the light source, the beams are essentially parallel shafts of directly sunlit Crepuscular Light - Villages - The Spilling Past separated by shadowed ones.
Their apparent convergence in the sky is a visual illusion from linear perspective. This illusion also causes the apparent convergence of the otherwise parallel lines of a long straight road or hallway at a distant vanishing point.
Crepuscular rays or "God rays" are sunbeams that originate when the sun is below the horizon, during twilight hours. Crepuscular comes from the Latin word "crepusculum", meaning twilight. Particles in the air scatter short wavelength light blue and green through Rayleigh scattering much more strongly than longer wavelength yellow and red light. In some cases, sunbeams may extend across the sky and appear to converge at the antisolar pointthe point on the celestial sphere opposite of the Sun's direction.
In this case, they are called antisolar rays anytime not during astronomical night or anticrepuscular rays during the twilight period.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Crepuscular ray. For other uses, see Sunbeam disambiguation. Further information: Anticrepuscular rays.
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