Here are a couple interesting photos taken from the airplane window during my flight home to Colorado from Peru last week.
Crazy sunrise light in the western sky somewhere over Mexico (?). I have no idea what caused the upside-down shadow sunburst in the sky… any astronomers out there that can enlighten me? There were some clouds to east that may have caused some strange refractions… ?
Regimented clouds over Houston.
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Hi Jack, looks like you photographed an Anti Crepuscular ray (and from quite a rare angle I might add!). I witnessed a similar Phenomena in August of last year. There must have been a towering culumus cloud in the perfect position right in front of the sun to cause that ray. http://www.tonightssky.org/images/081109e.jpg
The above is looking toward where the sun had just set. An this next one is what it looked like opposite the sun. http://www.tonightssky.org/images/081109a.jpg
More info on Anti Crepuscular rays here… http://www.atoptics.co.uk/atoptics/anti1.htm