Shadows of clouds falling on slightly hazy air can create unusual scenes. Even nearby objects can produce some interesting perspective effects and are always worth watching out for.

A low sun produces crepuscular rays.

Crepuscular rays Cloud shadows

A high sun can give unusual cloud shadows.

Earth shadow can be seen at sun rise or set.

Earth shadow rising or setting Spectre of the Brocken

Your own shadow in fog can make a spectre.

See Atmospheric Optics for a more detailed description of cloud shadowing and perspective effects.

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