Mar 09-01

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2001: March: Mar 09-01
Winter Sun Pillar    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Dan Urbanski

Dan Urbanski on Friday, March 9, 2001 - 02:17 pm:

The snow clouds broke over the farm country near Ewen and a spectacular sun pillar burst into the sky. This phenomenon occurs when sunlight reflects off of ice crystals in the atmosphere. Sun pillars differ from rings and parhelia, which are refractions of light through the crystals. Sun pillars lack the spectra of color that rings display, but take on the color of the setting sun, as in this photo.

In so many words, a really pretty sunset.

By Sarah, St. Clair Shores, MI on Friday, March 9, 2001 - 05:06 pm:

Stunning! Thanks, Dan!

By susan on Friday, March 9, 2001 - 05:58 pm:

fer sure - WOW

By Janice, Greenville, MI on Friday, March 9, 2001 - 06:14 pm:

I have never heard of a sun pillar....very cool!

By Rick, MI on Friday, March 9, 2001 - 09:21 pm:

Dan -- What day did you take the picture of the sun pillar? We saw a similar display looking west from Copper City on the evening of Mon. March 5th -- after the birth of our grandson.

By Mike Peterson on Friday, March 9, 2001 - 10:21 pm:

Very Nice Picture. Makes us displaced Yoopers homesick. Keep up the good work!

By Dan U, Silver City, MI on Friday, March 9, 2001 - 11:27 pm:


Yes the shot was on the same evening. Really
unusual to have similar conditions so far away.


By Helen, MI on Saturday, March 10, 2001 - 08:33 am:

Dan,WOW! Beautiful shot! Congrats AGAIN. What a way to start the day!

By Doug S. Wixom, MI on Saturday, March 10, 2001 - 10:26 am:

The most beautiful and totally awesome sunsets (and ocassional sunrises!) I have ever experienced and photographed have been in the Keweenau. Looking forward to getting a chance to take in a few new ones this summer!

By Don, Wa. on Saturday, March 10, 2001 - 07:36 pm:

I can finally change my wallpaper from the picture of the deer. Thank you.

By Mary, Niles, MI on Saturday, March 10, 2001 - 10:17 pm:

I saw a sun pillar while taking my son to work but it was in the morning. I almost stopped the car because it was something to see. I had no idea that that was what it was callled. I had never seen one before and than there it was on my screen with great information. Once again you made my day.

By Jill. Missouri on Friday, March 16, 2001 - 08:05 am:

Very professional web site, Quietly Wild. My sis currrently living in Fla. told me of the mi web cams and I have found my way here. We lived in Marquette(Harvey) many moons ago and I will never forget the water pillar I saw over Lk Superior as we drove to Marquette from Harvey. It was so awesome and it was a sunny day. Thanks for everyones hard work to keep this tog and organized. Currrently living near Fort Leonard Wood and ended up here while husband in Army.

By Ella Singer, Berkley, MI on Wednesday, March 28, 2001 - 09:45 am:

Dan: Clicking onto your web site is inspiring to me. I will one day be a Upper and I'm looking forward to being there and seeing "it" in person.

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By Ted Wyoming on Friday, January 3, 2003 - 12:07 am:

former yooper now in Wyoming. Enjoy the pictures fo teh UP

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