Illuminated congestus along the Gulf of Mexico

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Jason Taylor
Location: Mississippi Gulf Coast
Date: 26 June 2014

Warm, moist air from the Gulf of Mexico fuels growing cumulus congestus clouds along the Mississippi Gulf Coast and beyond. This picture shows an absolutely beautiful example of this! The sun illuminates the clouds while the clouds block the sun to create upward-directed crepuscular rays.

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