Haleakala Anti-Crepuscular Rays

Haleakala anti-crepuscular rays

Anti-crepuscular rays appear in the sky at sunset above the shadow of Haleakala over the Pacific Ocean

Sometime ago I mentioned my favorite view on the island of Maui is the 30 mile shadow of Haleakala at sunset. This past year when I visited I was treated to an interesting display of anti-crepuscular rays converging on the horizon. This happened just before sunset and the perspective effect of the rays converging on the horizon was quite a mind bender. Remember this was seen with the sun to my back as the beams of light made their way around the gigantic Haleakala volcano. The next time you’re watching sunset don’t forget to look behind you.

Jim Goldstein is a professional photographer and author, based out of the San Francisco bay area in California, who specializes in outdoor and nature photography. Passionate about nature and the environment Jim infuses elements of the natural world into his commercial, editorial and fine art work. For more follow Jim on Google+ | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Subscribe