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Anticrepuscular Rays and Teide Volcano   -  By: Babak A. Tafreshi

The last moments of the day from the top of La Palma, Canary Islands, some 400 km off the coast of Africa in the Atlantic Ocean. Strong appearance of Anticrepuscular rays make this panoramic view exceptional. The rays appear left to Tenerife island, marked by spectacular Teide volcano, still illuminated by the setting sun. Teide reaches over 3700m above the ocean. Anticrepuscular rays is an atmospheric phenomenon that form near the sunset or sunrise time. The rays are similar to crepuscular rays, but seen opposite the sun in the sky and usually fainter and often hard to detect. Although these rays appear to converge onto a point opposite the sun, the convergence is actually an illusion. The rays are in fact parallel, and the apparent convergence is to the vanishing point at infinity.


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