See the Amazing Photos of Light Pillars over Central New York
A unique phenomenon occurred over Utica and portions of Central New York this week, tall pillars of light strove upward into the night sky.
What the light pillars looked like
The National Weather Service in Binghamton shared the following picture:
Correction: The picture of the light pillars last night was taken in Utica, not Rome. Credit: Stacy Brown. pic.twitter.com/HznLXzBZka
— NWSBinghamton (@NWSBinghamton) December 18, 2013
Why did it happen
WKTV’s Bill Kardis shared a meteorological explanation for why the light pillars formed
Last nights light pillar is really rare to have because it has to be really, really cold and you have to have light snow in the air and it has to be below zero. Normally, when it’s really cold, it’s really dry and you don’t have snow. So everything kind of just worked together last night for seeing the light pillar.
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