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Light pillars above Les Gets (Haute-Savoie). During the very cold night (-11 ° C) of December 13, 2018, the presence of crystals in suspension above Les Gets creates luminous pillars above the city. This phenomenon is not frequent in France. It occurs most often during extreme cold in medium and high mountains. It can be linked to natural freezing fog, snow cannons, or wood-burning emissions.

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Atmosphere / Seasons / Temperate season / Winter

Transport / Infrastructure / Road

Atmosphere / Meteorological phenomenon / Sky

Organism / Morphology / Morphology (botany) / Woody plant / Tree

Atmosphere / Meteorological phenomenon / Atmospheric optical phenomena / Light pillar

Transport / Road marking / Signpost

World mountain and summit / Alps (Range)

Atmosphere (Ambiance) / Chill

Shot / Overview

Atmosphere / Meteorological phenomenon / Frost / Hoarfrost

Europe / European Union / France / Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes / Rhône-Alpes / Haute-Savoie 74

Material / Lighting / Lamppost

Human Settlement / Town

Individual / Nobody

Atmosphere (Ambiance) / Night

Material / Lighting

Atmosphere / Meteorological phenomenon / Sky / Cloud

December

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