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Rare optical illusion captured by Georgian astrophotographer in Bakuriani
18 February, 2017
Georgian astrophotographers’ Facebook page called Geo-Astro, published a captivating photo shot by one of its members Dimitri Goderdzishvil in Bakuriani (Georgia’s mountainous resort). As the page reports, the colorful columns depicted on the image are not real, but just an optical illusion.

“Hexagonal shaped ice crystals, normally only present in high clouds, float in the air close to the ground and their horizontal facets reflect light back downwards. This is what causes the optical illusion of light pillars.”, - Geo-Astro explains.

According to Geo-Astro, this is extremely rare and interesting atmospheric optical phenomenon and those who witnessed this miracle ofMother Nature, are fortunate enough, because you might not be given the similar chance again.  

Photo courtesy of Dimitri Goderdzishvil

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