Striking antisolar rays over Florida • Striking antisolar rays over Florida

Striking antisolar rays over Florida. Today’s Image of the Day from NASA features anticrepuscular rays over Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida.

Crepuscular rays appear to connect or merge with the sun, while anticrepuscular rays emerge in the opposite direction of the sun. These light beams, also known as antisolar rays, are mainly visible around sunrise or sunset. Striking antisolar rays over Florida. 

Florida (/ˈflɒrɪdə/ (listen),Spanish pronunciation: [floˈɾiða]) is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. With a population of over 21 million, Florida is the third-most populous and the 22nd-most extensive of the 50 United States. The state is bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, to the northwest by Alabama, to the north by Georgia, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, and to the south by the Straits of Florida. The state’s capital is Tallahassee and its most populous municipality is Jacksonville. The Miami metropolitan area, with a population of almost 6.2 million, is the most populous urban area in Florida and the seventh-most populous in the United States. Other urban areas in the state with a population of more than one million are Tampa Bay, Orlando, and Jacksonville. Florida’s $1.0 trillion economy is the fourth-largest of any U.S. state, and if it were a country, Florida would be the 16th-largest economy in the world

By Chrissy Sexton, Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA /Bryan Goff


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