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I took this just before sunrise this morning



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Posts: 10465 | Location: Wyoming | Registered: January 10, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Never seen or heard of one before. That’s pretty neat, thanks for posting it!


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Originally posted by P220 Smudge:
Never seen or heard of one before. That’s pretty neat, thanks for posting it!


New to me too, this from sometimes useful Wikipedia --

"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 (e.g. cirrostratus or cirrus clouds).[1] If the light comes from the Sun (usually when it is near or even below the horizon), the phenomenon is called a sun pillar or solar pillar. Light pillars can also be caused by the Moon or terrestrial sources, such as streetlights."




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I believe that I saw one of those yesterday morning.


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I have never seen one, but I have not lived in very cold places much.

Cool photo.




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Beautiful pic. I have never heard of them myself. God makes some really neat stuff. How did you capture the pic?
 
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Stunning photo. Thanks.


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Beautiful pic. I have never heard of them myself. God makes some really neat stuff. How did you capture the pic?

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I've seen them a few times, but never as pronounced as that. Awesome photo...and I love your view!
 
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Never seen one before. Thanks for sharing.


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Thank you- that is awesome-

Can’t help but observe as an geezer-
It makes me quite envious sometimes that in 2021 high-quality cameras are available everywhere. (i.e. cellphones).

As a kid I spent most days out on the water. The things you see that are gone in seconds…
I’ve been up in the air and out on the water and a lot of places in the world where I saw one-time fantastic things like waterspouts, whales, sharks and skates breeding, runs of bluefish/king mackerel/reeling in jumping gamefish/you name it.
One picture comes to mind- I was on the bridge of a surfaced fast attack submarine after a typhoon with 40+ breaking swells and man, would I ever love to have a video of that...

But never had a camera along because first as a kid I couldn’t afford one. Then waterproof cases were expensive and I seldom had a camera along at the time in the first place. Not to mention if you DID have a camera along they were “slow” in comparison to digital camera tech and it cost dearly then to develop slides or regular film…

(Of course it is also worth pointing out that this great modern technology is primarily used for selfies…)
 
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That is very cool TM.

Have you seen them often?

Our interesting solar feature in Florida is the "Green Flash" seen at sunset usually in the southernmost FL Keys.

I've only seen one in my lifetime.


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Posts: 7520 | Location: East Central FL | Registered: January 05, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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No, first time I saw one. We get some beautiful sunrises here and some nice sunsets too—looking off towards Cheyenne, but that’s the first sun pillar I’ve seen. Some combination of cold temperatures and suspended ice crystals create the phenomenon.


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No, but I've seen a green flash at sunset.

Not my picture, but here's what it looks like.

 
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I have seen them but didn't realize what they were called. I took this one a couple of years ago - not nearly as pronounced as your image, TMats.



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That is a great capture! I'm guessing the conditions that cause them are similar to those that cause Sun Dogs (ice crystals in the atmosphere).

flashguy




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Cool shot!
 
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