Sun pillar photographed at Mt. Morris, Illinois

Thanks to a viewer for sending us this shot of a sun pillar photographed this evening at sunset at Mt. Morris, Illinois. A sun pillar is a vertical shaft of light that extends either up or down from the sun and is typically seen art sunrise or sunset as the sun’s rays reflect off the ice crystals in the high-level clouds around it.

 

Sun Pillar

Sun Pillar

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