Is the harmonic convergence about to begin? Or are the parallel universes merging?
In any cases, these unusual light pillars over Latvia are just incredible!
So what’s actually happening over that town?
This fantastic image (by Aigar Truhin) of a pretty rare sky phenomenon was featured as the Astronomy Picture of the Day on January 12, 2009. As explained by NASA:
[quote_box_center]Close inspection shows these strange columns of light occur over bright lights, and so likely involve falling ice crystals reflecting back these lights.
The reason why these pillars fan out at the top, however, is currently unknown — readers of APOD might help figure this out by participating in an online discussion. The above image was taken with a standard digital camera in Sigulda, Latvia last month.
The air was noted to be quite cold and indeed filled with small ice crystals, just the type known to create several awe-inspiring but well known sky phenomena such as light pillars, sun pillars, sun dogs, and moon halos.
The cold and snowy winter occurring this year in parts of Earth’s northern hemisphere is giving sky enthusiasts new and typically unexpected opportunities to see several of these unusual optical atmospheric phenomena for themselves.[/quote_box_center]
Well to me, it looks like the Earth’s magnetic field emanating from its surface. Beautiful!