Acts 9:1-7 (NLT)
1 Meanwhile, Saul was uttering threats with every breath and was eager to kill the Lord’s followers.  So he went to the high priest. 2 He requested letters addressed to the synagogues in Damascus, asking for their cooperation in the arrest of any followers of the Way he found there. He wanted to bring them—both men and women—back to Jerusalem in chains.
3 As he was approaching Damascus on this mission, a light from heaven suddenly shone down around him. 4 He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul! Saul! Why are you persecuting me?”
5 “Who are you, lord?” Saul asked.
And the voice replied, “I am Jesus, the one you are persecuting! 6 Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.”
7 The men with Saul stood speechless, for they heard the sound of someone’s voice but saw no one!
TIME OF DAY:
Afternoon – Saul/Paul & his companions approaching Damascus.
The brilliant beam of divine light, coming down from heaven, illuminates this picture & casts shadows from right to left.
Saul (Aka Paul from Acts 13 onwards) is lying on the ground. All present are Pharisees.
Google Earth position & orientation – 33°24’39.67“N 36°14’48.69“E looking NNE, towards the city of Damascus, 7.5 miles away (12 km.) The Sea of Galilee is 51 miles (82.5 km) to the SW, & Jerusalem is 128 miles (206 km) in a direct line to the SSW.
The Eastern Lebanon Mountain Range (also known as the Anti-Lebanon mountain range) can be seen in the distance. The crest of which forms the border between Syria and Lebanon.