Inhabitants of the Ural Federal district 7 times in the current quarter could see 3 suns rising. This is a very rare natural phenomenon called halo. Scientists attribute it to optical effects.
"This is an optical phenomenon that can be observed in winter in frosty weather. This night was rather cold. The air was cold there was a small hexagonal crystals that cannot be seen with the naked eye. Through them are refracted the rays of the sun. The result created an optical halo effect" - quoted by TASS the main weather forecaster of Sverdlovsk region Galina, Sheporenko.
According to the forecasters, the rise of the 3 suns in the current quarter, the Urals has already seen 7 times. In most cases, the halo is formed around the light source, from time to time even around lights or lamps. There are about 100 types of halos, but traditionally they are poorly painted and most is expressed in red and orange color, the red is closer to the sun. Halo might look and how bright or white stripes, spots, arcs and circles in the sky.
Convinces the Chairman of the Presidium of the Tyumen scientific community of the RAS academician Vladimir Melnikov, to predict the outcome of a halo you can't. He referred to the hoax claims by some forecasters that the halo is ready to become a predictor of bad weather and natural disasters. "Such statements are an attempt to draw the attention of the inhabitants of our planet to this natural phenomenon. They bravely can be attributed to hoaxes. Halo - harmless, and quite beautiful, nothing more", - said the academician.
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