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Old Jun 10, 2007, 7:47 PM   #1
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Boy, this challenge is proving to be tougher than I figured. Here is one more from the past, I'm going out to catch the setting sun in a few and hope to get a fresh one. This isa different kind of sun ray, it is called a sun pillar, I've only seen a couple in the past several years.

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Old Jun 10, 2007, 7:54 PM   #2
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This is a beautiful and unusual sight.

And you're right, this is a tough challenge. I haven't gotten anything yet.
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Old Jun 10, 2007, 8:08 PM   #3
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Very nice, Bob. I like it.

You're right. This is turning out to be a tough challenge. Had rain until today. My husband had said the weather was rain till Wed. Guess he was wrong. But, even then, I managed to get nothing today. Will have to work on this one.
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Old Jun 10, 2007, 10:53 PM   #4
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Beautiful shot, Bob. Do you have any idea how this phenomenum occurs? Is the sun below the horizon or above? I've never seen anything like that.

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Old Jun 10, 2007, 11:47 PM   #5
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Beautiful capture Bob. I have only seen a couple of these myself but, never as spectacular as this. Well done,
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Here is a link explaning the phenomenon of Sun Pillars,

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap010313.html
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Old Jun 11, 2007, 4:47 AM   #6
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Thank you everyone! Cal, the sun was just above the horizon when I first saw it and the pillar seemed to last quite a while after it had set. Thank you for posting the link Steve!

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Old Jun 11, 2007, 5:32 AM   #7
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Beautiful shot. Very unusual.
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Outstanding shot, Bob!. Very unusual effect, and thanks for the link explaining it, Steve.
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Very cool. Would like to see that sometime!!!

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Old Jun 11, 2007, 9:17 AM   #10
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smac wrote:
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Here is a link explaning the phenomenon of Sun Pillars,

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap010313.html
Also, if you follow Selvin's Wikipaedia link in his original details for this challenge, there's a highlighted 'sun pillars' mention in the article, and that has lots of other weird phenomena as well.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halo_%28optical_phenomenon

As you've seen more than one sun pillar, have you seen any other strange effects like it?

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