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SLIDESHOW: Gorgeous sun pillars at sunset this weekend

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LaValle- Sasha Fenwick
LaValle - Sasha Fenwick
Cazenovia - Joe Gillmore
Cazenovia - Joe Gillmore
Cassville - Melissa Ann Okey
Cassville - Melissa Ann Okey
Middleton - Barry Kalscheur
Middleton - Barry Kalscheur
Cambria - Anderson Posso
Cambria - Anderson Posso
Johnson Creek - Sue Graf
Johnson Creek - Sue Graf

WKOW - Southern Wisconsin was treated with gorgeous sunsets this weekend and on Saturday we had a special treat.

Viewers sent photos of a beam of light shooting into the sky atop the setting sun.

It's an optical illusion known as a 'sun pillar.'

This forms as sunlight reflects off ice crystals in high, thin clouds causing a pillar of light.

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Max Tsaparis

Wake Up Wisconsin Meteorologist

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