Solar halo and sun pillar at sunset

Solar halo and sun pillar at sunset

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Credit: BABAK TAFRESHI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Solar halo and sun pillar over a fjord at sunset. A sun pillar is an optical phenomenon caused by the reflection of light from ice crystals with near horizontal parallel planar surfaces. Photographed in Norway.

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