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Cold weather causes multicolored light show in Chinese sky

By
Ben Hooper
Ice crystals in the air cause columns of light to rise toward the sky Wednesday night in China's Inner Mongolia region. Newsflare video screenshot
Ice crystals in the air cause columns of light to rise toward the sky Wednesday night in China's Inner Mongolia region. Newsflare video screenshot

HOHHOT, China, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Residents of China's Inner Mongolia snapped pictures of columns of light appearing to reach into the sky due to ice crystals in the air.

The light columns Wednesday night were attributed to ice crystals in the air reflecting the light from the sun and other sources amid temperatures of about -20 degrees.

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The ice crystals reflected the light as columns reaching high into the sky.

The phenomenon is occasionally noted in the Inner Mongolia region, but is considered rare.

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