Light Pillars  - click on images below for higher resolution                   


Sun Pillars

Astronomy Picture of the Day

January 23, 2003

Earth Science Picture of the Day

May 3, 2004

Sunrise Sun Pillar - 2005 Lauri A. Kangas Morning Sun Pillar imaged on December 17, 2004 -  2004 Lauri Kangas
Sunrise Sun Pillar - 2005 Lauri A. Kangas Tall Sun Pillar imaged on December 17, 2004 -  2004 Lauri Kangas Sunrise Sun Pillar - 2005 Lauri A. Kangas Morning Sunpillar, January 17, 2005 -  2005 Lauri Kangas
Summer Sun Pillar imaged on August 25, 2005 -  2005 Lauri A. Kangas

Moon Pillars
Lunar Pillar and Moondogs, January 17, 2005 -  2005 Lauri Kangas

Full Moon Pillar and Altocumulus Undulatus Clouds - 2005 Lauri A. Kangas


Artificial Light Pillars

Light Pillars in the Sky  - January 15/16, 2004

The temperature was very cold at -24C and the air was very still with a gentle "drizzle" of ice crystals falling from the sky.  The incredibly tall light pillars nearly converged overhead as seen in composite image (2nd from left) below.