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Looks like somebody beamed up from Hyde Park this evening
By adamg on Fri, 12/02/2022 - 5:48pm
Darryl Houston couldn't help but notice the unusual sunset flaring from the Hyde Park library today.
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Is that how Prince William
Is that how Prince William and Princess Catherine are getting back home?
Anyone know what this is called?
I have pics with a similar atmospheric light shaft thing going on taken when travelling down the MassPike around this time of year a while back.
I read a post that said it is
I read a post that said it is a Sun Pillar+ very rare!!
Light pillar with volcano assist
You don't need the sun to make a light pillar. Any old volcano will do.
This is from a truly wonderful website, Atmospheric Optics. Here's the start page for the section on Pillars, which goes on for several pages:
That volcano light pillar is
That volcano light pillar is absolutely spectacular but in person I think I'd be terrified. Imagine seeing some of these things hundreds of years ago or even thousands? Things like this and eclipses must have really felt hugely impactful
The Greeks thought that Zeus had imprisoned his most powerful enemy, Typhon, under Etna, and that Hephaestus had his forge there. Terror and fascination combined. I think the best word for it is awe.
Good job D!
Love, Big Sis :)