SKY SHADOWS COURTESY OF MT. RAINIER

SKY SHADOWS COURTESY OF MT. RAINIER

SKY SHADOWS COURTESY OF MT. RAINIER

Photo By: Nick Lippert of Tumwater Washington.

You know, if you don’t have a telescope or even a cheap pair of binoculars you can still see breath taking events here from the ground caused by celestial events, lets detail a few. As the Sun rose on this Washington morning the 14,411 ft. volcano named Mt. Rainier partnered with the Sun to create this amazing sky shadow. This only happens when the Sun rises farther to the south as we head toward the winter solstice and it has to be in the exact position to where Rainier blocks the first rays of morning light. I personally love sunsets and sunrises as it gives you beautiful perspective on the mechanics of the solar system and it’s obviously a beautiful sight. I can only imagine the feeling I would have standing here, watching this awesome display of the universe saying hello……

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