6/17/15

crepuscular rays

We caught this awesome sight in New Plymouth tonight. I figured there had to be a name for the rays and I found that they are called crepuscular rays.






17 comments:

A Quiet Corner said...

PERFECTION!...:)JP

nattsyrransphoto said...

What a beautiful view. Gorgeous!

facile et beau - Gusta said...

wow... only wow.... what a spectacle

Taken For Granted said...

Beautiful photos. Around here this is called "God light."

Rambling Woods said...

Hello Bettyl... I have never seen or heard of that before but I am going to look it up. It makes for a beautiful photo...Michelle

NatureFootstep said...

I have seen something like this once before. I was quite stunned then :) Love it!

carol l mckenna said...

Wow! What a sky to capture and done so well! Magical!

Happy Week to You,
artmusedog and carol

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Crepuscular rays . Well I learned something new today. They remind me of those 'Holy Cards' we got in Catholic grade school when we were good (a hundred years ago). The Saints always had these rays of light surrounding them. They looked just like that. Hmmm. Maybe it wasn't a miracle after all.

Ida said...

What cool rays - I've always called them "the fingers of God." for some reason.

Linley S said...

A wonderful capture, Betty. I too have learnt a new word today.

Margaret Adamson said...

You certainly caught those rays, never knew they were called that.

John said...

Pretty neat - something I have not seen - are they only in your part of the world?

bettyl-NZ said...

@John, no, I have seen them in the States, too, but I never knew what they were called.

Light and Voices said...

I don't believe that i ever saw a crepuscular cloud formation. Really nice find and capture.
JM, IL

Annemor said...

WOW - what a light.
Amazing.
Have a nice day.

Mormor

June Caedmon said...

wow - beautiful! Great capture, Betty!

Mama Zen said...

So that's what they're called! They sure are beautiful.