All objects cast shadows and so do mountains like Mount Rainier.

And this particular volcanic peak displays a peculiar behavior: It cast shadows not on the ground, but up in the clouds.

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Nick Lippert via Komo News

Mount Rainier is a massive volcanic peak located 87 km southeast of Seattle in the state of Washington, United States.

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Michael T

With its 4,392 meters, there are no other mountains anywhere near that height in the surroundings.

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It is thus topographically the most prominent mountain in the entire United States.

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Sara Kelly

On clear days the peak dominates the southeastern horizon and can be seen from as far away as Portland, Oregon and Victoria, British Columbia.

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Shannon Winslow

But on a cloudy morning, when the cloud heights are just right, the rising sun can catch the peak from below and cast a long shadow on the underside of the cloud.

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Peter Calaghan

This only happens during the fall and winter when the sun rises farther to the south.

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Jessie Lin

And this is in the exact position where Mount Rainier blocks the first rays of morning light.

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Wayne Dyck

Awesome

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Eric Richards

And here from a car:

Have you ever seen that?

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