Rare phenomenon of an icy solar column

WeathernaturePublished: February 17, 2018Updated: February 19, 201857 views
Published: February 17, 2018Updated: February 19, 2018

A light pillar is an atmospheric optical phenomenon in the form of a vertical band of light which appears to extend above and/or below a light source. The effect is created by the reflection of light from numerous tiny ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere or clouds. The light can come from the Sun (usually when it is near or even below the horizon) in which case the phenomenon is called a sun pillar or solar pillar.

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