Marvelous Scenes of Light

North American Practitioner

PureInsight | June 4, 2002

                                           Figure 1                                            Figure 2                                                     Figure 3

On May 6, 2002 an article released by NASA reported that Carole Lackmike from Tomahawk, Wisconsin observed an unusual phenomenon with respect to the planet Mercury. There was a column of light below Mercury that could be seen with the naked eye. Figure 1 is a photo captured by Carole on April 9, when Mercury was 3 degrees above the horizon.

Photographer Tom Martins spotted a sunset with a column of light on January 5, 2002 in Cleveland, Missouri (Figure 2).

On February 13, 2002, a 22-degree circle of light was spotted at El Cajon, CA (Figure 3).

A column of light or a circle is usually seen around the sun or moon, and it is unusual to find it around Mercury. In recent years, more and more marvelous light phenomena have been reported. Probably in the near future we will all be bathed in the light.

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