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The Science of Sunbeams

Sunbeams shooting down through the clouds make for some great photographs, but what’s the science behind these beautiful rays of light?

Why is the Sky Blue? https://youtu.be/_Yli-yvNy-k

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Sources:
http://www.weatheronline.co.uk/reports/wxfacts/Crepuscular-rays.htm
http://gizmodo.com/5701255/what-are-anticrepuscular-rays
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2006/08/02/crepuscular-rays/#.Vv_O8j_9Ffc

Images:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%D0%9A%D0%B0%D1%80%D0%BF%D0%B0%D1%82%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B8%D0%B9_05.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Crepuscular_ray_sunset_at_Pearl_Harbor.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gentau_Pic_du_Midi_Ossau.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wolkentoren.JPG
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Crepuscular_Rays_Panorama_HD_-_Copy.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gleisbett_Strecke_Muenchen_Wolfratshausen_hier_im_Ort_Pullach.JPG
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=76261
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Angel%27s-stairs.jpg

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