Autumn Pillar

November 25, 2003

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Provided and copyright by: Paul Charbonneau
Summary authors & editors: Jim Foster; Paul Charbonneau

This alluring Sun pillar was taken in Quebec, Canada on November 6, 2003. It seems as if it's gently stabbing the twilight, producing a red and purple sky. Sun pillars result from sunlight reflecting off the bottom of hexagonal ice crystals having a horizontal alignment. In this case, the Sun is well below the viewer's horizon.

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