Heavenly Sun Pillar
Martin McKenna
  Maghera, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Photo Title
  Heavenly Sun Pillar
Time and Date taken
  14th May 2005 2030ut
Equipment used
  Digital Camera handheld
Capturing device used
  Fuji Finepix E510 5Megapixel Digital Camera
Technical details
  'ISO80, Auto Mode

it was amazing from here I am still in shock by its appearance, I felt the adrenaline pumping through me when it appeared, I couldn't believe what I was seeing, it is one of the coolest things I have ever seen!!!

The pillar was a tremendously bright, very tall spike of crimson proudly posing in the western sky and it was visually very impressive. Conor and I took MANY images and movie footage which turned out great but the visual appearance was unbelieveable and I found it difficult to find words to describe. The feelings invoked inside me where similar to my first look at comet Hale-Bopp in 1997. Nothing in astronomy has got me as excited for a long time but this was in another category entirely and I will never forget it! My mum had visitors but I ran downstairs like a mad man and pulled the blinds across so that they could all see it and they couldnt believe there own eyes!


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