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Dude! The sunrise this morning was totally tubular!

Dude! The sunrise this morning was totally tubular!

Those of you out and about early Monday morning might have been treated to a spectacular sunrise that featured a nice optical display of a sun pillar.

The pillars are caused when the sunlight reflects off ice crystals from clouds high up in the atmosphere. Sure enough, we had some thin cirrostratus and altostratus clouds that had plenty of ice crystals to make this radically awesome effect.

Thanks to Tina Starck for sending in the photo.