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Cloud Shadow of Mt. Rainier


Photo: Nick Lippert

Take a look at this: a phenomenal sunrise of Mt. Rainier in Washington
state, where the volcano actually casts a sky shadow on the clouds!

From Seattle’s Komo News:

Mt. Rainier has quite a few tricks up its sleeve for adding additional
beauty to the Pacific Northwest, from the majestic snow-capped peaks,
to the mysterious lenticular cloud displays.

But another trick it pulls off during the fall and winter is to
cast a big shadow on a brilliant sunrise.

It only happens when the sun rises farther to the south as we head
toward the winter solstice and has to be in the exact position to where
Rainier blocks the first rays of morning light.



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October 28th, 2011

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