Glowing area above the setting sun. Partial sun pillar?

Mick West

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The sun had not fully set, but was just behind the ridge. I noticed this glow that looked like it was above the sun.

I cloud not tell if it was some effect like a sun pillar, or just a a lucky spot of clouds.

Close up:
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A bit later, it has moved relative to the contrail.
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Later still. I stood on a low wall, so I was maybe 3 feet higher.
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Last wide shot, seems to overlap the contrail.
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Final closeup
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