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Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 02/29/2012

Sensational Leap day sunrise

Today’s sunrise, taken at Penderbrook in Fairfax County. (CWG photographer Kevin Ambrose)
The sky took full advantage of February’s extra day, serving up a flavorful morning sunrise around Washington, D.C. As clouds from the incoming weather system streamed in from the west, they were intercepted by the rising sun’s glowing rays. The sky lit up in fiery yellow and orange hues, before it completely clouded over into a uniform, dreary gray.

Capital Weather Gang photographer Kevin Ambrose,who captured two of the images shown in this post, notes: “Cloudy, rainy days often produce striking sunrises if the clouds move in during the early morning hours.”

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The other photos came in from readers via our Twitter and Facebook streams.

See four more great photos below!

Some color in the morning sky before the rain hit by the Washington Monument ( A B Pan photography )

Geese flying toward the sunrise this morning. (CWG photographer Kevin Ambrose)

Another great morning! (Justin Gavalla (@JuiceinDC via Twitter))

Last, but not least, here’s a great shot of yesterday’s (Feb. 28) sunset, also by Kevin Ambrose...

Sunset in Reston, VA. February 28. (CWG photographer Kevin Ambrose)

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