Rockford Scanner™: Check Out These Amazing Light Pillars In The Rockford Area!

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Some amazing views have been spotted in the Rockford area!
Light Pillars have been spotted and photographed by several fans!

Check out these amazing photos!

A light pillar is an atmospheric optical phenomenon in which a vertical beam of light appears to extend above and/or below a light source.

The effect is created by the reflection of light from tiny ice crystals that are suspended in the atmosphere or that comprise high-altitude clouds (e.g. cirrostratus or cirrus clouds).

If the light comes from the Sun (usually when it is near or even below the horizon), the phenomenon is called a sun pillar or solar pillar.

Light pillars can also be caused by the Moon or terrestrial sources, such as streetlights.


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