Sun Pillar, July 15th

First of all a 2-for-1; contrail and distrail:


Then the sun pillar started to form, as the Sun dipped below the horizon. The horizontal bands of cirrus must have been responsible, and it lasted a good 30 minutes. They can be tricky to photograph though due to lots of contrast:

Sun Pillar

Sun Pillar

And a bonus sunset shot from the 5th August: