rays near Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. The gentle unbroken
landscapes and huge skies of the Netherlands are ideal for seeing
these rays. Bram Verbaas took this four image 140°
wide panorama from near his village of Boksum late afternoon on 17th
Rays from all directions converge downwards to the antisolar point
marked by the shadow of Bram's head and camera on the gravel track
Faint fragments of a rainbow show in the sky to the left and right.
At least some of the rays were illuminated by the sun shining
on raindrops. Sometimes when there is a rainbow, anti-crepuscular
rays can look like the spokes
of a wheel with the bow as its rim. The rays and rainbow
share the same centre - the antisolar point.
Image ©2002 Bram Verbaas, reproduced with