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Sunbeams and the Sea

When I was younger I was always puzzled by these diverging sunbeams. Obvously if the sun is ninety three million miles away , the beams should be parallel . But looking at these beams the sun is "obviously" about 2 miles away, just above the clouds in fact. WRONG!

These beams are diverging because they are shining towards the camera and like any parallel lines spread apart the nearer they get. Like railway lines in fact.

 

enuff Les!

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Taken on October 31, 2007