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Sunset - Sun Pillar

2012-04-10 5414-P1T1

 

This is from Tuesday nights sunset - I was not familiar with what a "Sun Pillar" was until I read what "rkramer62" wrote about the same nights sunset in a photo that she had taken.

 

Here is what she found out:

 

A sun pillar is a vertical shaft of light extending upward or downward from the sun. Typically seen during sunrise or sunset, sun pillars form when sunlight reflects off the surfaces of falling ice crystals associated with thin, high-level clouds (like cirrostratus clouds).

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Taken on April 10, 2012