Viewers across our area reported seeing big blue streaks across the eastern sky early Thursday. KHOU 11 Meteorologist Chita Craft says the streaks are anti-crepuscular (or anti-solar) rays. The rays are a reflection from off-shore showers. “They are most common during sunrise,” says Craft. “Makes for beautiful and interesting photos!” People as far away as New Braunfels reported on Twitter they saw this morning’s rays.
Crepuscular rays appear to converge on the sun, anticrepuscular or antisolar rays converge in the opposite direction and you must have your back to the sun or sunset point to see them. They appear to converge towards the antisolar point, the point on the sky sphere directly opposite the sun. READ MORE