Leaving my Grand Island workplace at 5 p.m. on January 20, I saw something I have never seen before. The sunset was most unusual. The sun was a vibrant orange and more than halfway set, and it shot a defined, single column of orange-rose hue straight up through the surrounding clouds. The colors were fantastic. This grainy camera phone picture does it no justice! I was lucky to have caught even this on camera, as it was faded and gone not three minutes later. Was this phenomenon the effect of ice crystals in the atmosphere?
A column of sun
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