On a clear and cold night, beams of light appeared to be coming from the ground  and shooting skyward.     A light pillar is a visual phenomenon created by    the reflection of light from ice crystals with near horizontal parallel planar  surfaces.     The light can come from the Sun (usually at or low to the horizon) in which case  the phenomenon […]

The Mystifying ‘Light Pillars’

Mount Taishan (Peaceful Mountain) is the premier attraction of Shandong province. Lying 100km south of Jinan, it’s the easternmost and holiest of China’s five Taoist mountains and has been worshipped longer by the Chinese than any recorded history. Famed for its scenery and slopes dotted with ancient temples and pavilions […]

Tai Shan Pillars –