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  • Diana Breuer

    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. Prayers ascending!

  • Dana LaCavera

    A light pillar is a visual phenomenon created by the reflection of light from ice crystals with near horizontal parallel planar surfaces. The light can come from the Sun (usually at or low to the horizon) in which case the phenomenon is called a sun pillar or solar pillar. It can also come from the Moon or from terrestrial sources such as streetlights.

  • Dina Kimball

    A light pillar is a visual phenomenon created by the reflection of light from ice crystals with near horizontal parallel planar surfaces. For years we were told, as kids, that this phenomenon was called northern lights, then they found out that it was the sun that caused them. My mothers old physics book said the atom could not be split too! A lot has been learned in the last several decades about our skies so when are they going to know as much about under our oceans? Our own planet is more important than some other planets and their moons! The air craft disappearance this spring of 2014 certainly brought that fact home to roost!

  • 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

  • Armchair Traveler

    Pinner wrote: "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."

  • Nicole White

    Light Pillar in Fairbanks, Alaska (Visual phenomenon created by the reflection of light from ice crystals with near horizontal parallel planar surfaces.)

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