18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Anticrepuscular sunset

Anticrepuscular rays, or antisolar rays, are meteorological optical phenomena similar to crepuscular rays, but appear opposite of the Sun in the sky. Anticrepuscular rays are essentially parallel, but appear to converge toward the antisolar point, the vanishing point, due to a visual illusion from linear perspective.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Jokulsarlon beach, Iceland
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Doron Talmi