YinofYang
4 years ago1,000+ Views
APOD [December 18, 2013] Light Pillars over Finland
Image Credit & Copyright: Thomas Kast "Explanation: What's happening behind those houses? Pictured above are not aurora but nearby light pillars, a local phenomenon that can appear as a distant one. In most places on Earth, a lucky viewer can see a Sun-pillar, a column of light appearing to extend up from the Sun caused by flat fluttering ice-crystals reflecting sunlight from the upper atmosphere. Usually these ice crystals evaporate before reaching the ground. During freezing temperatures, however, flat fluttering ice crystals may form near the ground in a form of light snow, sometimes known as a crystal fog. These ice crystals may then reflect ground lights in columns not unlike a Sun-pillar. While going out to buy cat food, a quick thinking photographer captured the above light pillars extending up from bright parking lot lights in Oulu, Finland."
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4 years ago·Reply
Amazingly cool pillar of light....well shot photographer.
4 years ago·Reply
@MAsifM @SuraniMH1 I would be so elated if I could see this in real life.
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