Astrophoto: Sun Pillar of Fire and Ice - Universe Today
Astrophotographer Rick Ellis from Toronto, Canada recently imaged a Sun pillar against a truly fiery sunset. Sun pillars are a vertical shaft of light extending upward or downward from the Sun, usually seen during sunrise or sunset. They form when sunlight reflects off the surfaces of high-altitude hexagonal-shaped or flat ice crystals. The crystals are … Continue reading "Astrophoto: Sun Pillar of Fire and Ice"