Light pillar

I was able to observe this phenomena yesterday at Sunset. Here is a photography and a brief description of an event:

An atmospheric optical phenomenon in the form of a vertical band of light which appears to extend above and/or below a light source. The effect is created by the reflection of light from numerous tiny ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere or clouds. The light can come from the Sun (usually when it is near or even below the horizon) in which case the phenomenon is called a sun pillar or solar pillar. (source: Wikipedia)


Sundog 8 February 2013

Yesterday the sky was covered with thin layer of cloud, just the right conditions for the occurrence of some atmospheric phenomenon. While skiing on a local hill I was able to observe a prominent sundog and a faint halo above it. Pictures were taken by a mobile phone and therefore are of poor quality.

Photo of a sundog, with a Sun concealed behind a mountain.
Sundog and a faint halo visible above it.