crepuscular rays


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crepuscular rays

[krə′pəs·kyə·lər ′rāz]
(astronomy)
Streaks of light radiating from the sun shortly before and after sunset which shine through breaks in the clouds or through irregular spaces along the horizon.
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The final images of the film are again aerial views: Dark lines run out from the shore into the sea while crepuscular rays illuminate the island from above.
Sunbeams shining down through clouds are called crepuscular rays.
There, Isabel threw the passion of her grief into fern collecting, and Frederic stormed the Blue Mountains capturing the stunning rainstorms over the sea and the drama of crepuscular rays in crimson sunsets.