# Unusual light at sunset?

This evening in Boston there was quite a spectacular sunset. However, many people noticed this odd vertical "stripe" in the west.

Has anyone seen this before?

It looked as though it was projected on the clouds from somewhere near where I was standing (as though a reflection of the sun). This would make sense (the city of Boston, with it's tall glass towers, was right next to us), but could the reflection really reach so far and be described so clearly on the clouds?