Photographer captures amazing ‘light pillars’ phenomenon in North Bay, Ontario

‘It looked like someone from Star Trek was trying to beam people up,’ says Timothy Joseph Elzinga:

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A northern Ontario man was surprised to wake up in the middle of the night to see beams of brightly coloured lights shooting up into the sky.

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According to National Geographic, Elzinga captured a weather phenomenon called light pillars.

Light pillars appear when either natural or artificial light bounces off ice crystals floating close to the ground.

In this case, the air was so cold that ice crystals were forming in the air, reflecting the city’s street and business lights.

Saturday Photo Gallery: Superior, Arizona

Great gallery, SBH!

Uncouth Reflections

Sir Barken Hyena writes:

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To take some air before it got too hot in this desert summer, I rode the Green Monster out to Superior, Arizona early this morning. Not quite a ghost town, but surely not living, Superior has seen a few attempts at a boutique revival, and some are still going on. A few towns like Bisbee and Jerome have made this transition but how many art galleries can one state support? Meanwhile Superior lingers on from the scrapings of highway traffic, a few salaried officials and some desultory, mostly robotic mining. But, it’s not without it’s beauty.

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