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    • Tiffany Sherman

      Character Profile: SunSun *** Three Rivers Deep (book series) "A two-souled girl begins a journey of self discovery..." #Nature #Aurora #Elemental #Sun #Devvi -- A light pillar is a visual phenomenon created by the reflection of light from ice crystals with near horizontal parallel planar surfaces

    • Carile Elliott

      Light pillar - Light pillars can sometimes also be seen arising from the Moon. Light pillars are formed by reflection from ice crystals with roughly horizontal faces. Light pillars have also been known to produce false UFO reports.

    • Roberta Konen

      Light pillars above the university of Alaska at Fairbanks - work lights are aimed into the sky and reflect of ice crystals

    • Ansar Halisi

      Sun pillars, or light pillars, are shafts of light extending from the sun or other bright light source. They’re caused by ice crystals drifting in Earth’s air. In other words beam me up Scottie :)

    • Jayree Atrix

      Light Pillar, visual phenomenon created by the reflection of light from ice crystals with near horizontal parallel planar surfaces, Fairbanks, Alaska (Beam Me Up?)

    • Sharon O.

      A light pillar is a visual phenomenon created by the reflection of light from ice crystals with near horizontal parallel planar surfaces. In Dickinson, ND I would see these each winter leaving the town heading towards Killdeer on the highway heading out of town. They were different colors due to the various street lights, creating such a beautiful sight.

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    ˚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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    The Optics of Cold, by David Cartier. Near Burwash Landing, on Kluane Lake, Yukon, Alaska: in temps - 45, with an approaching warm front pumping trillions of tiny ice crystals into the dry, cold air, creating patches of thick ice fog. In these conditions, light beams, even ones horizontally aimed, are deflected straight upwards by the floating ice crystals. The headlamps of approaching cars can be seen miles away as narrow pillars of light stretching directly up into the heavens.[Keep credits]

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