I quickly stopped my car by a park and took some pictures; it was then that I noticed the lovely shadow and iridescent clouds close by the Sun, which was hidden behind the dark clouds.
Crepuscular rays are an optical phenomenon caused by the light of the Sun being blocked by the dark gaps in the clouds, usually by stratocumulus clouds. The rays can only appear if there are enough particles (ice crystals) in the atmosphere to diverge the unshadowed shafts of sunlight from the setting sun, which scatters the sunlight.
Once again, another amazing thing to see in your daytime sky, keep looking out for all these wonders,
you never know what you’ll see and kept your camera handy at all times :-)
Image taken with just my point and shoot Canon G15 camera,
the exposure setting was 1/2000th second and ISO 80.