Sun Pillar | Ranald Bleakley

Photographer
Ranald Bleakley
Email
bleakleyr@yahoo.com
Location of photo
Weedsport, New York
Date/Time of photo
1/16/07 8:00 AM
Equipment
This shot was snapped from my classroom window with a Fuji Finepix A700 7.0 mp digital camera, hand held and not zoomed.
Description
The photo shows a phenomenon that, in this area, is known as a Sun Pillar. It appeared first just before the sun touched the horizon as a very tall slender beam of pink stretching straight up into the sky. By the time I found my camera and called my students to see it, it was much reduced, thoug still spectacular.
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