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Sun Pillar, Wentloog Levels.

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Known as a Solar Pillar, this meteorological effect is caused when the sun is low to the horizon and its light is reflected off high altitude ice crystals.

 

Photographed from a bridge over the main South Wales to London railway on the Wentloog levels at the edge of Cardiff.

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Taken on May 13, 2008