Yellow Bullet Forums banner

1 - 3 of 3 Posts

·
Banned
Joined
·
23,371 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
"Light pillars are an atmospheric phenomena created when tiny ice crystals reflect either natural (sun or moon) or artificial light (such as streetlights)," says The Weather Network meteorologist Erin Wenckstern. "This type of ice crystal is flat and hexagonal in shape, and when they are suspended in the air, together they act like a gigantic mirror, reflecting the light source upwards or downwards."


They are known to appear during extremely cold nights, when ice crystals form closer to the ground, rather than high up in the atmosphere, adds Wenckstern.



Picture taken by Tim Elzinga, in North Bay, Ontario, at around 1:30 AM on 01/06/17.





https://www.theweathernetwork.com/n...-pillars-form-over-ontario-see-it-here/78091/
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
11,173 Posts
Beam me up Scottie..........:p
 
1 - 3 of 3 Posts
Top