Friday, 10 March 2006

Light pillars in Finland

These light pillars were seen on the night of 8/9 March 2006 in Lappeenranta. The spot-like appearance is because the majority of the plate like ice crystals reflecting the lamp light are concentrated in a layer above the ground. Photo was taken by Tomppa Jurvanen. More of his scenes from the same display: 1, 2, 3

By Marko Riikonen

1 comment:

  1. Wow,

    Now thats really neat, those light pillars look like that they have a subsun above instead of below but I know the crystals are concentrated high above. No good or rare halos in a while the last I got was lunar 22 and circumscribed halos.