Nearing sunset: A rip in the clouds let sunshine leak through.
1/28/11: Thanks to D. B. Echo for pointing out that what I photographed is probably a sun dog. Sun dogs are sunlight reflected off ice crystal in the upper atmosphere. They can occur any time and anywhere, but are always 22° away from the sun and at the same distance above the horizon as the sun. All those criteria are correct for this photo. (Please see Wikipedia for a more complete explanation and more photos.)
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