Otherworldly light pillars are shining across Canada's sky, and it looks like a sci-fi dreamscape
Calling all sci-fi lovers: These gorgeous pillars of light that appeared in the Canadian sky last week, and our nerd senses are seriously tingling.
The colorful light streaks appeared on January 6th in North Bay, Ontario around 1:30 a.m., Timothy Joseph Elzinga told Mashable.
Elzinga explained that it was cold that night: About -18 Celcius, or -0.4 Fahrenheit.
Understandable. We would have done the same thing, we’re sure.
According to the National Snow and Ice Data Center, light pillars are caused when light reflects off of “mirror-like surfaces” in the air, which in this case were ice particles lingering in the air because the weather was so cold.
Regardless of how the phenomenon took place, we think it’s seriously mesmerizing.