in , ,

Stunning Light Pillars Captured Around the World



A lot of spectacular things happen at night, and luckily there is someone to capture them while we’re sleeping tight in our beds. Photographer Timothy Joseph Elzinga was recently woken up by his 2-year-old boy Gibson at 1:30 a.m. when his son spotted beautiful color lights dancing in the sky. Timothy quickly picked up his camera and shot some amazing photos of what he later realized is a phenomenon, called “light pillars.”

“I thought it was The Northern Lights because we live in Canada,” Elzinga said. “It was a super clear night, you could see everything. These lights were [shooting] into the sky, blasting hundreds of feet in the air, and they were shimmering and moving.”

A light pillar is an atmospheric optical phenomenon, which is an interaction of light with ice crystals. When the temperature drops and these crystals position themselves horizontally as they fall through the air, they act as “vessels” for light, shooting it upwards. Bored Panda has collected more images of these gorgeous light pillars, so scroll down to enjoy Elzinga’s shots, plus other pictures!

More info: YouTube (h/t: petapixel, twistedsifter)

Light Pillars Over Alaska

Light Pillars Over Alaska

source

Light Pillars In Nesbyen, Norway

Light Pillars In Nesbyen, Norway

source

Light Pillars In Tampere, Finland

Light Pillars In Tampere, Finland

source


Light Pillars In Russia

Light Pillars In Russia

source

Light Pillars In Finland

Light Pillars In Finland

source

Light Pillars In Inari, Lapland, Finland

Light Pillars In Inari, Lapland, Finland

source

Light Pillars In Russia

Light Pillars In Russia

source

Light Pillars In Jackson, Wy

Light Pillars In Jackson, Wy

source

Light Pillars In Tampere, Finland

Light Pillars In Tampere, Finland

source

Light Pillars In Charlotte, Michigan

Light Pillars In Charlotte, Michigan

source

Continued on next page…


Support ViraScoop by doing your Amazon shopping through this link.

Report

What do you think?

Comments

Leave a Reply

Nutella Supposedly Gives You Cancer And The Internet Really Doesn’t Care

Jack Daniel’s-Infused Coffee Will Help You Get Your Day Started The Right Way