Interesting dawn this morning. We had a Solar Pillar! This photo is just from the internet. I don’t have a good camera phone and in any case you can’t get a good photo through the scummy window of a moving train.
It’s a pretty impressive phenomenon though. Well worth the 52 year wait to see my first one, or at least to recognise one.
You can imagine how primitive people might take such a dawn as a sign from God and set off in pursuit of it. Was this the pillar of fire that Moses followed into Sinai? Probably not, since it was a pillar of cloud by day, so it was, in all likelihood a volcanic eruption.