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Notable Sun Pillar

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« on: March 12, 2009, 08:06:51 am »

Opened the curtains this morning & discovered this in the direction of the rising sun:

0654 UT,12 Mar 2009. Canon 40D, 70mm, 1/160 sec @ f/6.3, ISO 100.

The height of the pillar is approximately 5 degrees.
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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2009, 09:52:38 am »

Beautifully caught!

As they say........................The early bird catches the worm!  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2009, 11:27:49 am »

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The early bird catches the worm!
Mmmmmm, worms Tongue

Late, actually. I'd been up trying to observe through the full moon illuminated cirrostratus (struggling to get into the 13s), packed up, taken shower & had "breakfast" (not worms Grin) before getting this far.
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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2009, 04:26:19 pm »

That's a very good Sun Pillar Brian, good job you had the camera close to hand. It's been a while since I have seen something like that  Smiley. That strip of cloud above the pillar looks really cool also, and compliments the pillar below.
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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2009, 03:35:24 pm »

Good image, Brian. I also like the shapes of the clouds.

As they say........................The early bird catches the worm!  Wink
...and the bird must have clear E & W horizon as well  Smiley

BTW, about worms, for those who read Spaceweather recently: do you remember about the "Worm Moon". I thought they're joking, but no - last Thursday I saw first worms in the ground, and a very bright full Moon in the evening... a "worm Moon" indeed! (it was so ugly when I observed comet, ugh)  Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2009, 09:01:06 pm »

Nice capture there. I haven't seen one yet !
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