Talk about a heavenly view. Shining among the clouds hovering over a seaside town in Italy, a man captured what appeared to be Jesus Christ illuminated in the sky, arms spread out wide during sunset.
The now-viral image, taken on March 1, shows golden sun rays beaming down over the Tyrrhenian Sea near the western coast of Italy, seeming to take the shape of the religious figure through a break in the clouds.
Sharing the unique image on his Facebook page, he called the photo, “Il Cristo di luce nel mare di Agropoli,” which translates to “The Christ of Light in the Sea of Agropoli.“
“As soon as I saw that luminous image, I felt a great need to take it and share it. I immediately recognized her as the image of Christ the Redeemer, with open arms, as if he wanted to bless the whole city of Agropoli,” explains Alfredo Lo Brutto an adds: “When I took this one, I instantly felt like I wanted other people to see it because it was so beautiful.“
Lo Brutto captured the photo at the Piazza Sanseverino in his hometown of Agropoli, a small town near Italy’s scenic Amalfi Coast about an hour and a half drive south of Pompeii.
The image of sunlight bearing Jesus Christ’s resemblance has been making the rounds across social media, attracting news coverage from all over the world from those in awe of the sight, which made its appearance in the days before the beginning of Lent, the 40-day Catholic holy period leading up to Easter.