Quirks & Quarks

Quirks & Questions: What the heck are those light pillars?

You ask the question, we find the answer.
Elzinga captured the photos on his cellphone camera. (Timothy Joseph Elzinga)

Earlier this week, a photograph of mysterious "light pillars" went viral. 

A Quirks & Quarks listener saw the same phenomenon. The experience prompted Mark Talbot to send us a message through Facebook, asking what causes them.

Dr. Paul Delaney, professor of Physics and Astronomy at York University, answers Mark's question on this week's program.

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