Here at IRF I am always looking out the window - every few minutes, if I can. While I tend to glance at the daily forecasts for polar stratospheric clouds, aurora borealis, and tropospheric weather, you never know what you'll see that cannot be predicted, like this sun pillar I noticed last week. A solar pillar is created when ice crystals whose surfaces are nearly horizontal reflect sunlight. In the twenty-five days I have been in Sweden, I have yet to see the actual sun. Any day now!