Spectacular photo shows 75-mile-long shadow stretching over the skies of Kansas after storm clouds blocked the morning sunrise
- Image of the spectacular shadow was captured by the National Weather Service in Goodland last week
- The NWS shared the photo on Facebook, which showed the blue shadow offset by pink skies as it beamed out across the Kansas prairies
- The shadow was so long and wide that it could even be seen via satellite
A spectacular photo shows a 75-mile long shadow being cast across part of Kansas after heavy storm clouds blocked the morning sunrise.
The image was captured last Tuesday by a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Goodland, located in the state’s northwest.
As the sun rose shortly before 6am, an isolated thunderstorm was occurring in 75 miles to the east in Norton County, which whipped clouds more than 35,000 feet into the air.
The sun’s concealment behind those clouds caused a dark blue shadow to shoot up over the skies of Goodland – with the moment documented by the NWS.
A striking image of a 75-mile-long shadow shooting up over the skies of Kansas was captured last Tuesday by a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Goodland
The agency’s incredible photo was shared to their Facebook page, and shows the shadow contrasted by the surrounding pink and yellow sky.
The photograph was made all the more striking as it was taken on flat land, and showed the shadow stretching out across the Kansas prairies.
The shadow was so large that it could even be seen from space.
Satellite imagery – which was also shared on social media – shows the shadow appearing as a deep diagonal line across the state.
The National Weather Service in Goodland often shares striking images of tornadoes and thunderstorm occurring far off across the prairies.
However, the huge shadow was incredibly rare.
Even locals were left stunned by the snap, with several leaving comments beneath the image.
‘This is amazing, I have never seen anything like this before,’ one Kansan commented.
Satellite imagery – which was also shared on social media – shows the shadow appearing as a deep diagonal line across the state