Contrail Shadows ~ Imaged by Jeff Ross-Bain at Atlanta, Georgia, USA. " The morning sun was just behind and to the left of the darkened roof of the house." ©Jeff Ross-Bain, shown with permission

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These crossed contrails create the strong illusion that they are below the cloud layer and somehow casting shadows upwards.

They are above the clouds and shining brightly through them while casting their shadow apparently further away from the sun.

The clouds close to the sun show hints of iridescence.