"Light pillars appear when artificial light or natural light bounces off the facets of flat ice crystals wafting relatively close to the ground. When the light source is close to the ground, the light pillar appears above the floating crystals. When the light comes from the sun or moon, the light pillar can appear beneath them, too, as the light refracts through the crystals."

Sometimes during very cold weather, vertical columns of light beaming directly upwards are visible. These are called light pillars and are created by the reflection of light from ice crystals with near horizontal parallel planar surfaces.

Strange Natural Phenomena - Light Pillars

NATURAL:Light Pillars, appear as eerily upright luminous columns in the sky. These are visible when light reflects just right off ice crystals from either the sun or artificial ground sources such as park lights

Photographers Manage to Capture Amazing Light Pillars In Northern Ontario - UltraLinx

Photographers Manage to Capture Amazing Light Pillars In Northern Ontario

Photographers Manage to Capture Amazing Light Pillars In Northern Ontario - UltraLinx

Photographers Manage to Capture Amazing Light Pillars In Northern Ontario - UltraLinx

Photographers Manage to Capture Amazing Light Pillars In Northern Ontario

Photographers Manage to Capture Amazing Light Pillars In Northern Ontario - UltraLinx

Stunning Light Pillars Captured In Ontario, Canada

with a moon like this, i'd never want to say Goodnight. I absolutely agree. this is pure beauty. Where is this?:

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The full Moon of May 5 (or 2012 is the closest and largest full Moon of this year. This supermoon will appear larger and 30 % brighter than other full moons of (Cierra Tuatha)

Light pillars form when light (from the sun, moon,or man-made lights) is reflected in ice crystals found in the Earth's atmosphere.

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Circumzenithal Arc. Sometimes called "a smile in the sky." One of the brightest, most colorful halos. Similar in appearance to a rainbow but it is actually formed from sunlight refraction through horizontally-oriented ice crystals not raindrops.

Sometimes called "a smile in the sky." One of the brightest, most colorful halos. Similar in appearance to a rainbow but it is actually formed sunlight refraction through horizontally-oriented ice crystals not raindrops.

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