Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A spectacular picture of Mt. Rainier

The long shadow of Mt. Rainier | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine:
Holy (yes, in this case appropriately) Haleakala! [Click to cascadenate.]
That’s amazing. Mt. Rainier is a volcano, climbing to a height of over 14,000 feet (4300 meters). There are no other mountains anywhere near that height nearby, so it’s really prominent in the landscape (by comparison, there are several fourteeners, as they’re called, in the Rockies, so they don’t stick out as much though they’re still breathtaking). The rising Sun catches the peak, and the shadow is cast on the underside of the cloud layer. The dramatic sunrise colors really make this an incredibly beautiful shot.
The KOMO news site has lots more pictures of this, too. Go take a look!
And remember, when you’re outside, it always pays to look around you for a moment. You never know what incredible vista nature may have in store for you.
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