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Crepuscular rays at coastal sunset. San Diego, California.
Full moon rising inside the 'Belt of Venus', just above Earth's shadow, as seen from above Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in southern California. Subtle anti-crepuscular rays can be seen converging from the upper right corner of the image to a point just left of the full moon. (Note: Sit back from your screen to better enjoy the visual effect of these rays)
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Anticrepuscular rays during twilight as seen from Sutherland Reservoir. Ramona, California. (Note: Sit back from your screen to better enjoy the visual effect of these rays)
Colorful wind-swept rocket exhaust trail left by a Minuteman-II launched from Vandenberg AFB on 3/15/2002.
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22 solar halos caused by sunlight refracting through ice crystals in high-altitude cirrus clouds. Downtown San Diego, California.
22 lunar halo caused by reflected sunlight (moonlight) refracting through ice crystals in high-altitude cirrus clouds. San Diego, California.

Aside from the over-exposed waxing gibbous moon there are other bright objects in the image. Jupiter lies just below and to the right of the moon, Saturn and Aldebaran are above and to the left (just inside the halo ring), Capella is below and to the left of the moon (just outside the halo ring), Betelguese is above and to the right of the moon (just inside the halo ring), and Rigel can be seen in the upper right of the frame.
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A colorful late-afternoon Sun dog. Lubec, Maine.
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