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Ever wondered what the rays from the setting sun look like... FROM SPACE?

Well, here you go: an astronaut on the space station took this shot of the setting Sun, and you can see crepuscular rays - the beams of light and shadow from the clouds - streaming straight out - away from the Sun. But why are they parallel, when the rays we see from the ground fan out? Read on...
Pretty pictures | crepuscular rays | When you go outside at sunset, many times you'll be greeted with spectacular rays of light and shadow stretching across the sky. These are called crepuscular ra
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