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Mysterious beautiful Light pillars Appeared in Inner Mongolia on 12/30/2015

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After a dry freezing and non-windy day at temperatures between -12C and -22C, colored light columns rose above Xilinhot City in north China's Inner Mongolia on Wednesday night. The surreal scene lasted for a few hours. Some comments from Twitter-like Weibo: 'Did the photographer had a dirty lens?' 'Isn't this simply a lighting effect? But it looks so beautiful.'  This effect is created by light reflected off numerous falling tiny ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere or clouds in cold weather. The light can come from the Sun (usually when it is near or even below the horizon) and causes the phenomenon called...

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