Sunset Pillar in Morristown
Sunday, December 23, 2012 - 11:28 am

One day after the winter solstice, this “Sunset Pillar” could be seen over the St. Lawrence River near Morristown late Saturday afternoon. Photographer Bruce Dana, who captured the shot, said the phenomenon is caused by sunlight reflecting off falling ice crystals. “I usually like to get a shot of the sunset on or near the solstices in Winter and Summer as they mark the furthest distances the sun will set over the course of twelve months,” said Dana. He wasn’t able to get a photo on the solstice day itself because the sky on Friday “was very cloudy and lots of wet snow and wind. No sun in sight.”