Cardigan Bay sunsets are some of the best around - but one photographer managed to capture a little extra wow factor on Tuesday evening.

As the sun set, a beam of light could be seen extending upwards from the Sun.

Member of the Picture This: Cambrian News Photography Club, Facebook group, Anne Winstanley, captured these images and posted to the page, saying 'stunning if not weird'.

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Anne Winstanley captured these images on Tuesday evening (Anne Winstanley)

The beam is called a sun pillar and is a relatively rare phenomenon.

Sun pillars are typically seen during sunrise or sunset and form when sunlight reflects off the surfaces of falling ice crystals associated with thin, high-level clouds (like cirrostratus clouds).

Sun pillar
The sun pillar over Cardigan Bay (Anne Winstanley)