It seems that the sky speaks to us in its mysterious and magical ways. Last Saturday, photos taken by a netizen in Brgy Maya, Daanbantayan, Cebu showed light pillars coming down as residents watch it from below.
This phenomenon occurs as light appears to extend above and/or below a light source. It happens when reflection of light from tiny ice crystals that are suspended in the atmosphere or that comprise high-altitude clouds.
It was in October 30, 2019 at the same place and the same time it first happened in the area.
Moreover, these interaction of light with ice crystals, are part of the family of halos. The crystals which pave the way for light pillars usually consist of flat, hexagonal plates, which tend to orient themselves more or less horizontally as they fall through the air.
Taken by John Recó Estrera, the post shared by Sugbo.ph on Facebook, earned over 8.9k reactions and 3.9k shares. Netizens were amazed and happy to see something like this especially in a discouraging time we are at right now.
Many considered that this was a reminder that soon it will all get better and we’ll see the light once more.
User Glenn Bagsit wrote in the comments section, “Thanks for that sign its a [light] in our life…its a hope its a happy sign.”