THEMIS: Grazing sunlight on rough terrain

Rough terrain makes rough shadows (THEMIS_IOTD_20170607)THEMIS Image of the Day, June 7, 2016. The ridges in this VIS image are creating shadows due to low Sun angle. Shadows can give indications of the shape of the feature that is casting the shadow. Here, the late afternoon shadows reveal the ground surface has many different textures due to faulting, landslides, etc.

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