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    a beautiful sun pillar reflected from ice crystals in the sky

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      Brilliant Sun Pillar Picture: The sun peeks between the clouds while sending out a beautiful pillar of light reflected from ice crystals in the sky. For more images with commentary visit us at

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      Brilliant Sun Pillar Picture

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    Light pillars | Colourful light pillars often appear in winter when snow or ice crystals reflect light from a strong source like the sun or moon.

    A light pillar is a visual phenomenon created by the reflection of light from ice crystals with near horizontal parallel planar surfaces

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    Solar Pillars are caused by sunlight reflecting off the bottom of stacked plate-like ice crystals in the upper atmosphere. They are not considered that rare, but really strong, clear, vibrant ones like this one seen in Canada, are a real treat. Read more:

    A natural phenomenon called light pillars. So amazing

    Sun pillar near Hearst, Ontario Photo credit: Rick Stankiewicz


    Sunset, reflection and the beach.

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    SKYPUNCH in Switzerland. This rare phenomenon occurs when ice crystals form above the clouds and fall downward.

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