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  • Location: Upper Tweeddale, Scottish Borders 240m ASL
  • Location: Upper Tweeddale, Scottish Borders 240m ASL

    Is that first photo a bone fide sun pillar?! Never seen one of those - well done for getting up and out WSE!!

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  • Location: Vale of York: 14m above mean sea level
  • Location: Vale of York: 14m above mean sea level
    Wow nice colours :lol: excellent pics WSE :unsure:

    Just looked up what a sun pillar is and I am sure that it was one.

    Sun Pillars

    vertical shafts of light

    A sun pillar is a vertical shaft of light extending upward or downward from the sun. Typically seen during sunrise or sunset, sun pillars form when sunlight reflects off the surfaces of falling ice crystals associated with thin, high-level clouds (like cirrostratus clouds).

    Some more of the sun pillars

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    Higher exposure:

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