Photography: Virga Dawn
A cloudy Saturday morning
When I left to photograph DC early this morning the radar showed precipitation moving into the area, but no rain was actually hitting the ground. That phenomenon is classified as virga, precipitation that falls from the clouds but evaporates before reaching the ground. I knew the chances for a colorful sunrise were slim, but occasionally the rising sun will illuminate the virga, which often looks like dark streaks extending down from clouds. Unfortunately, the virga was not visible Saturday morning, but included are a few photos from the shoot and the radar image from a few minutes after sunrise.
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