Lumber Yard Light Pillars - Ontario, Canada 

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  Lori Checkowy caught these light pillars at 3am local time on 1st December '02 when the temperature was about minus 15C. The pillar heights can be measured using the background stars. The pillars are some 30° tall, much taller than sun pillars. Intrigued as to their source, Lori followed the beams by car when they next appeared. The bright pillars were from a lumber-yard 2km away. During the search the same crystals created (lower left image) a natural lunar pillar and left hand parhelion . ©2002 Lori Checkowy, All rights reserved.