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Beam Me Up Scotty! 15 Photos of the Light Pillar Phenomenon

Ramsholmen forest park in Raseborg, Finland

Ramsholmen forest park in Raseborg, Finland

Colourful light beams filled the sky in North Bay, Ontario last Friday and photographer Timothy Joe Elzinga managed to capture the rare weather phenomenon on camera. See it here

Light pillars in North Bay, Ontario. Light pillars appear when either natural or artificial light bounces off ice crystals floating close to the ground. In this case, the air was so cold that ice.

The Northern Lights ~ Churchill, Manitoba, Canada

Items similar to Aurora in the Night Sky, near Pickle Lake, Ontario 4 x 6 or 5 x 7 Inch Photography Print on Etsy

Light Pillars In Inari, Lapland, Finland

Photographer Captures Amazing Light Pillars In Northern Ontario (10+ Pics)

Photographer Captures Amazing Light Pillars In Northern Ontario Pics)

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A halo phenomenon, light pillars, created by the reflection of light from ice crystals. Photo taken by me in Tampere, Finland on Sunday morning

My Modern Met: "When the thermometer shows numbers that are close to freezing, flat, hexagon-shaped ice crystals are able to manifest in the air. Once enough of these crystals appear, they can reflect bright light sources (like the sun or street lamps), essentially bounce the light back down to us, and create a light pillar in the sky."

Rare Cold Weather Phenomenon Displays Mesmerizing Light Pillars in the Sky

Rare Cold Weather Phenomenon Displays Mesmerizing Light Pillars in the Sky - My Modern Met

Pikisaari. Oulu, Finland

Pikisaari. Oulu, Finland

Pilares de luz desde Kauhava, Finlandia

Thanks to technology there are some really incredibly special effects featured in movies and photos. But have you ever seen some of nature's crazy phenomenon that happen all without photoshop.

Dark sky and low sun at 1.15pm looking at Kallio Church in Helsinki today..... #darkskies #contrast #hakaniemi #kalliochurch #helsinki #church #houseonthehill #blacksky #sky #afternoon #sun #architecture #weareinfinland #city #pic #photo #photooftheday #finland #apartments #buildings #kaupunki #helsingfors #houseofgod

Dark sky and low sun at 1.15pm looking at Kallio Church in Helsinki today..... #darkskies #contrast #hakaniemi #kalliochurch #helsinki #church #houseonthehill #blacksky #sky #afternoon #sun #architecture #weareinfinland #city #pic #photo #photooftheday #finland #apartments #buildings #kaupunki #helsingfors #houseofgod

The longest sledding hill in Europe is in Saariselkä, Finland and is 1,5 KM long.

The longest sledding hill in Europe is in Saariselkä, Finland and is KM long.

L'aurora boreale della Norvegia  @FotoSplendide

Most Beautiful Northern Lights Photography - Aurora Borealis (northern lights) over city of Hammerfest, Northern Norway.

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