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Solar pillar. Earth's sky

Solar pillar. Earth's sky

In February of the year 2000, near Lake Tahoe, Nevada, two amateur photographers noticed an unusual column of red light, which rose mysteriously from the place of sunset. During the following minutes, they were able to capture this pillar and a photogenic sunset.

The image shows the red column on a serene and calm Lake Tahoe and with snowy mountains at its peak, which correspond to the Nevada Park and Lake Tahoe.

The mysterious column, as they learned later, is a Solar Pillar, a phenomenon in which the sunlight is reflected in small crystals of ice in the atmosphere.

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