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Cumulus Spotlight

Cumulus Spotlight

One haggard clump of shallow convective clouds floated across the eastern Colorado sky behind a complex of thunderstorms. Being rather moisture-starved, these cumulus clouds entrained a good deal of dry air from their surroundings and sported ragged edges and holes--the most prominent of which cast a beam of sunlight directly at our spot for just a few seconds. An assortment of crepuscular rays spreads through the edges of the cloud material, seeming to diverge, but in fact parallel to each other.

3 SSE Yuma CO (21 Jun 10) Looking NW