Lunar Crepuscular Rays Bright, Victoria, Australia imaged by Rob Kaufman (atmospheric optics) 9:42pm, 10 January 2009 (UT+11).  ©Rob Kaufman,
shown with permission

"The scene was quite spectacular visually - some heavy cloud moved over the nearly-full Moon and rays spread out like searchlights! They only lasted about 10 minutes, as cloud kept moving in.   I was lucky enough to get this shot which almost looks as if one of the rays is illuminating the belt of Orion (note Southern Hemisphere [upside-down!] view)."

  crepuscular rays
  lunar rays


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