8 cool solar phenomena
• 8 coolest solar phenomena
Again all the fun takes place in Chelyabinsk. The meteorite fall on them, then immediately "three suns" shine in the sky. One of these days the locals have filled online photos halo.
On this occasion, let us recall what are the types of atmospheric phenomena. Still, our sun - a wonderful source of various optical illusions and misunderstandings. We present you a few steep solar phenomena that happened to catch photos of travelers over the years.
Halo - it's an icy analogue of the rainbow. The main difference lies in the fact that light is not refracted on the drops of liquid water and ice crystals.
A rare halo on the complexity of the Solovki, shot by photographer Yuri Hnatiuk.
Classic parhelion, the effect of "three suns" - the most common type of halo appearance in the Sun "twins" at 22 degrees and a distance of about the same height.
A light pole in West Virginia. Such poles appear when sunlight is reflected from the surfaces of tiny ice crystals in air, representing the ice plate or rod with hexagonal cross section.
Brocken Specter can be found in the mountains in the fog. This happens, when viewed in the direction opposite to the sun. Most often, the ghost will be surrounded by iridescent glow - Gloria.
Aurora in Arkhangelsk. It occurs in the collision of the solar wind with the Earth's magnetic field happens not only in the North and South poles. There are cases when the aurora seen in Greece.
The green beam
Green Flash appears with the first rays of dawn or the last rays of sunset. Observe it difficult and dangerous for the eyes. Plus you need a few conditions: open horizon, fresh air and cloudless weather. This green light, for example, the photographer saw just raking the photos taken that day.
The fiery rainbow
A rare atmospheric phenomenon, still known as the "fire rainbow", occurs when the horizontal refraction of sunlight rising or setting sun through the horizontally arranged crystals of ice clouds. Picture taken in Washington skies in 2006.
A solar eclipse
The residents of the Chinese city of Zhengzhou watch an annular solar eclipse of January 15, 2010.
Many mapping of the solar eclipse on the ground in the shade of the trees foliage. This happened due to the effect of the pinhole camera: light passes through small gaps between the leaves. The photo was taken during the solar eclipse on October 3, 2005 in Madrid.