Jan 12, 2017

Picture of the Day: Amazing Light Pillars Sighted in Northern Ontario

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North Bay, Canada resident Timothy Joseph Elzinga recently sighted light pillars in the night sky after being awoken by his son in the middle of the night.

According to CBC News:

“Light pillars appear when either natural or artificial light bounces off ice crystals floating close to the ground. In this case, the air was so cold that ice crystals were forming in the air, reflecting the city’s street and business lights.”

 

Elzinga captured the strange phenomena on his phone taking both pictures and video. You can find more photos here and a video recap of the event on YouTube.

 

 

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