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We all like to spot phenomena in Dunbar's big sky. Crepuscular rays or "God's rays" are sunbeams that originate when the sun is below the horizon, during twilight hours, dawn or dusk. Crepuscular rays, noticeable when the contrast between light and dark is most obvious, are shafts of light seen just after sunset or before sunrise, radiating from the position of the sun below the horizon. They form when the sun is behind an irregularly-shaped cloud or mountain which lets the rays of the sun pass through in bands.. 

Crepuscular comes from the Latin word "crepusculum", meaning twilight.
 
photo by Kenny Maule
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