OMG! What was going on in the remote Chuvash Republic or Chuvashia, a federal subject of Russia on February 1, 2018. Yeah, it’s just an interdimensional portal opening up! This impressive gate to another world opened in front of photographer Eduard Vazhhorov. And according to the latest news he has never come back from his trip… 😉
The sun pillar appeared at sunset, when the upper edge of the sun disk was still visible and gradually “dissolved” after about 15 minutes, when the sun had already set.
According to Wikipedia, this atmospheric phenomenon is one of the most common halo species and is caused by the reflection of light on the surfaces of ice crystals suspended in the air. The photographer adds: ‘I don’t know how Wikipedia gets its information… This is the first time I observe and captured such a phenomenon.‘