Pillars of light appear in Philippines skies

“Pillars of light” appeared once more in the province of Sulu this yr, and had been captured in a number of pictures shared by netizens.

According to a sure Amarkhan Jidara, who shared a number of pictures of the spectacular dance of lights in the evening sky, the most recent celestial present they witnessed was final Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 7 p.m.

Jidara mentioned residents had been awestruck on the sight of lights in the sky. Sulu of us declare they’ve been seeing the lights for fairly someday already, showing a few times a yr.

Local Tausugs name the lights “Lansuk-Lansuk” or candles. But Tausugs have opposing beliefs in regards to the look of the lights. Some assume it brings unhealthy luck or tragedy, whereas others take a look at it as a signal of good luck.

PAGASA defined that the phenomenon is caused by moonlight reflecting off ice crystals in the clouds. 

Last Sunday’s sky present lasted for 20 to 30 minutes, Jidara mentioned. —LBG/BM, GMA News