Light Pillars Appeared in the Sky over Moscow on Christmas Eve

Photo by Valeriya Terpugova

Photo by Valeriya Terpugova

On Christmas, Muscovites have witnessed a rare natural phenomenon – light pillars in the sky. This is a kind of optical phenomenon which is formed by the reflection of sunlight or moonlight by ice crystals that are present in the Earth’s atmosphere.

Nikita Goloshapov/vk.com

Nikita Goloshapov/vk.com

Aleksandr Solncev/vk.com

Aleksandr Solncev/vk.com

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