|MadSci Network: Astronomy|
Sun coming thru clouds forms beams of light (in dust in air?). These beams are at different angles and point to a common source: the sun. Trace those beams of light back and you end up both with the sun's aparent position and a good estimate of sun being just higher than the clouds. This is why no one thought otherwise long ago(my guess). Why does it look like that when the rays are supposed to be parallel and the sun 93M miles away?
Re: Sunbeams show aparent sun position as aprox 2x cloud hight, Why?
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