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Sun Pillars

22 sun halo, with sun pillar, sun streak, Lowitz arcs, Upper Tangent Arc and Parry Arc at the top of the halo, all caused by diamond dust in the air above Halley Research Station, Brunt Ice Shelf. Antarctica.

Caused by ice crystals in the air, a sun pillar glows above icebergs in Melville Bay. Northwest Greenland. 1998

Ice crystals in the upper atmosphere. A pair of parhelia, a sun pillar, the 22 halo, and a hint of the upper tangent arc viewed over the Hayes Range from the Delta Mountains. Eastern Alaska Range.

Sun pillar over the 16,300' Balcony Camp on the West Rib of Denali. Denali National Park, Alaska.

An exceptional show of ice halos. A pair of parhelia (sun dogs), the 22 degree halo, the parhelic circle, several subhelic arcs (inside the prominent 22 degree halo), a prominent lower sun pillar, a weak upper tangent arc, a pair of subparhelia, and perhaps even a hint of the subparhelic circle. Sunburst Mtn, Kenai Mountains, Alaska.

Ice crystals driven by high wind cause a sun pillar, parhelic circle and sun dogs, (parhelia). Wales. Bering Strait. Alaska. 2003

Sun pillar and polar bears at sunset. Canada.

Sun pillar at sunset, the sunlight reflecting off ice crystals in the cold air. Kap Tobin, Scoresbysund. East Greenland

Parhelia and sun pillar caused by ice crystals in air. Signy Island. South Orkney Islands. Antarctica