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Sun Column

These phenomena associated with the sun are not particularly rare, but they are quite difficult to capture on film as they are not normally very prominent. There are usually caused by sunlight being refracted up into the atmosphere by layers of small ice particles just before or just after sunset.

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Album name:Greg / Aurorae and Atmospheric Phenomena
Rating (5 votes):22222
Image date, time and location:This event was witnessed at 15.44 UT on 8th December 2001 just outside Lewis in Sussex.
Filesize:18 KiB
Date added:Dec 10, 2001
Dimensions:300 x 421 pixels
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