While enjoying a spectacular sunset over Moscow many residents noticed something unusual going on on Ascension Day.
Light beams scattered by clouds in front of the setting Sun appeared to re-converge behind the horizon.
Crepuscular rays at sunset in Moscow’s sky on Ascension Day. via Instagram
The striking photos of the unusual astronomical phenomena were spotted in the sky above Moscow on Ascension Day 2017.
Giant beams of light in the sky of Moscow on May 25 2017. via Instagram
After investigating, meteorological experts think the bizarre pathway was created by a combination of sunbeams ‘cast from over the horizon,’ clouds high in the sky and shadows.