A striking and rare wintertime weather phenomena occurred recently in Mid-Michigan. Light pillars formed near the village of Breckenridge.

The photo, which was shared to reddit by user 3Pedals_6Speeds. Ice pillars form in very particular weather conditions - exceptionally cold and dead calm air, as explained on this reddit thread

very cold and very still, moisture in the air can form crystals that are long thin rods, and they will tend to orient horizontally as they fall. When the air is full of horizontal slowly falling ice crystals, they will reflect light sources that are directly below them and not those to the side. This makes it look like there is a laser beam coming up from any light source on the ground.

Light pillars can come from the sun, or in this case, the moon.

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[r/Michigan]