By: KDKA-TV News Staff
ZELIENOPLE (KDKA) – Photos sent to us by a viewer show amazing multicolored lights appearing in the sky over Zelienople.
But what made something like this happen?
The answer is very simple.
These lights occur at very cold temperatures, like what we saw yesterday morning.
Small ice crystals suspended in very cold air.
The light on the surface is reflected upwards by the ice crystals, creating the pillar.
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