A shadow on the sky!

Since I just posted about an amazing photo of a volcano, I thought I’d post these cool pictures of Mt. Ranier casting a shadow up on the sky!

It only happens when the sun rises farther to the south as we head toward the winter solstice and has to be in the exact position to where Rainier blocks the first rays of morning light.

It happens when the sun appears below the clouds, so the peak of the mountain blocks the sunlight from reaching the clouds above.

More photos here.

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1 Response to A shadow on the sky!

  1. Gabe Straus says:

    THAT IS AMAZING!!! Does it happen anywhere else?

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