This morning we were treated to a prominent and long lasting sun pillar. It became visible about ten minutes before sunrise and remained in place a few minutes after the sun had fully cleared the horizon. Driving along Route 162, there were a number of other people pulled over to get a picture. Too bad none of us had anything other than mobile phone cameras, since the crammed-in optics do a poor job with sky shots. The actual pillar had a lot more contrast than shown in the photo, far exceeding the camera’s dynamic range.