posted on Jul, 15 2014 @ 11:05 PM
a reply to: mkkkay
This link will explain it for you.
As the sun rises farther south during winter solstice (between fall and winter), it comes to a perfect position casting its first morning rays behind
the volcano thus creating an unforgettable sunrise scene: Mount Rainier casting an upside-down shadow on the cloudy sky above. This phenomenon only
happens when environmental conditions are perfect, with chances hopefully higher (we’re crossing our fingers) than that of the volcano actually
Or this link
Have you ever noticed cloud-shaped shadows creeping over the ground on a sunny day? These can be cast by drifting Cumulus, as they are swept overhead
in the breeze. Such shadows are a pleasing connection between sky and land. They might even catch the attention of those poor individuals who, blind
to the beauty of the sky, walk around staring at their feet.
But the most dramatic and spectacular cloud shadows don’t actually reach the ground at all. They are the ones cast from one part of the sky to
You can’t beat cloud shadows to give a sense of perspective and scale to the atmosphere. Take these majestic ones cast at sunrise from the line of
Cumulus towers on the horizon in November’s Cloud of the Month. Here the shadows aren’t cast down onto the ground, but onto a layer of
Altocumulus, through which the Cumulus summits have grown.
The effect is rather like when you use your hands to make shadow shapes on the wall. But we are very pleased to say that the cloud version is
considerably more beautiful and, in contrast to our own, it doesn’t inevitably end up producing the shape of bunnies, flying doves, or some mutant
hybrid of the two.