PHOTOS: Gorgeous Sun Pillar Spotted From Seattle

PHOTOS: Gorgeous Sun Pillar Spotted From Seattle
Sun pillar over Seattle with the Pacific Science Center arches on the right. (Photo: Dan Lewis)

The pillars are caused by ice crystals in clouds positioned in just the right way that it reflects the sun light in this column-like fashion.

You can find out more on this neat phenomenon at the Atmospheric Optics site

Here is time lapse video of the event, courtesy of KOMO photographer Dan Magden: