Look at these light pillars!
They are absolutely stunning!
Light pillars also form when it’s really cold outside. The following pictures were shot by Jay Callaghan in the southern Ontario sky near Peterborough.
What are light pillars (pillars of light)?
It’s neither an indication of the end of the world (which was actually last Saturday night) nor that of an alien invasion…
It’s just another amazing natural phenomenon created by the reflection of light from ice crystals with near horizontal parallel planar surfaces. Usually, these tiny crystals evaporate before approaching the ground, but if it’s really, really cold, than you get to see this weird visual phenomenon.
The light which is reflected by a light pillar is normally natural (i.e. moon light). In this Canadian case, however, the reflected lights were artificial turning this scene into a northern lights feel.
Our nature is truely magnificent!
Link: Look At These Absolutely Stunning Pictures Of Light Pillars Over Peterborough Last Night — PtboCanada via www.ptbocanada.com