All the world’s a stage

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Lights, camera, action

Nikon D800, Nikon Nikkor 28 mm 1.8G, ISO 200, f8, 1/50 sec.

 

The moonrise was reason enough for me to take this photo, but after a bit of contrast enhancement the detail that has come out in the sky has really made the shot. So what is the cause of the rays that can be seen in the sky? Perhaps a massive party going on behind the hill? No, it’s perfectly natural and much more interesting than that. They are known as anticrespuscular or antisolar rays and are most easily apparent at sunrise and sunset, where they appear to converge on the opposite horizon to the sun. Cool, huh?

Der Mondaufgang war Grund genug um dieses Foto zu machen, aber nach ein bisschen zusätzlich Kontrast addiert worden ist, ist der Himmel in eine wunderbare Lichtschau verwandelt. So, was steckt hinter diesem Phänomen? Eine fette Party jenseits des Hügels? Nein, es ist eigentlich 100% natürlich. Sie heißen Gegendämmerungsstrahlen und erscheinen am Sonnengegenpunkt beim Sonnenaufgang und Untergang. Nicht schlecht, oder?

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Bonus colour version!

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