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Light Pillars – Amazing Optical Phenomenon!

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All over the planet, the lucky few have witnessed this amazing optical phenomenon. Light pillars are the optical phenomenon that looks out of this world!

Light pillars above Nesbyen, Norway Credit:

A light pillar is an atmospheric optical phenomenon in which a vertical beam of light appears to extend above and/or below a light source.

The effect is created by the reflection of light from tiny ice crystals that are suspended in the atmosphere or that comprise high-altitude clouds.

Image: Great range Frames

The result is often a breathtaking and utterly profound experience.

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Light pillars are frequently spotted in Scandinavia, upstate New York, Canada and other cold spots in the winter.

They have even been seen in the cold desert air of Iran.

Photo Credit : Malachi Jacobs/Shutterstock

If you’re lucky enough to spot a light pillar, what you’re seeing is actually artificial light from a ground source reflecting off millions of floating ice crystals.

Light pillars in Sun Valley, Idaho.Credit…Nils Ribi

As seen below, a light source, left, reflects off ice crystals in low clouds, creating the appearance of columns of light rising toward the sky.

Credit: Les Cowley NYT

Check out the amazing images below!

Jackson, USA – Credit: Source
Rare light pillars seen Dec. 9 2018 in Beloit, Wis. (Tom Purdy) (Tom Purdy)

How stunning is this!

Photograph by Antti Pietikäinen on January 13, 2016 @ Muonio, Lapland, Finland via The Aurora Zone

Not Aliens!!

Timmy Joe Elzinga captured this image of light pillars in northern Ontario on Jan. 6, 2017, at 1:30 a.m. local time.
(Image: © Timmy Joe Elzinga, YouTube)

Like another world!

Source: Reddit

We don’t care how they are formed, they are beautiful to look at, and that is good enough for us! Have you ever seen them? Let us know!

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