Pink Pillar Over Nashua, New Hampshire

June 16, 2008


Provided and copyright by: David Tiller
Summary authors & editors: David Tiller, Jim Foster

The photo above showing a lovely pink pillar over Nashua, New Hampshire was captured on January 20, 2008. I estimate that this Sun pillar extended approximately 5 to 7 degrees above the western horizon. On occasion, these narrow columns of reflected sunlight can stretch more than 10 degrees from the horizon. Since pillars are reflection phenomenon, their color, is in essence, mimics that of sunlight.