Silver lining around a dark cloud (DI01449) Photo by Carlye Calvin
A silver lining is the bright outline along the edge of the cloud. This effect is caused when the sun is behind a dark cloud. It occurs when the sunlight is diffracted by the cloud droplets around the edge of the cloud.
copyright University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Photo by Carlye Calvin
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