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Have You Seen Polar Lights?

Polar lights are one of the most beautiful natural phenomena on Earth If we were to rank the most beautiful atmospheric phenomena, we would definitely give one of the highest places to polar lights. The ideal time for them is clear frosty nights from September to March at latitudes of about 67–70°.

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What is "Indian summer"?

What is “Indian summer” and when does it happen? Mid-autumn is the time for the “return of summer”. Though all of us understand pretty well that a couple of warm and sunny autumn weeks will soon be replaced by the first frost, we continue calling this short period as summer.

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Astronomical Autumn

Meeting the astronomical autumn on September 22. Already next week, on September 22, the autumn equinox will occur, that is to say, autumn will start according to the astronomical calendar. It is on this day that the light and dark hours of the day will equal each other, and then the light part will start to decrease.

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Perseids Starfall

Perseids starfall from 10 to 20 August. Already next week, starting from August 10, it will be possible to observe the famous Perseids starfall in the night sky. The Perseids are numerous tail particles of the Swift-Tuttle Comet. It last approached the Earth in 1992.

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Hottest Place on Earth

This year the heat is breaking records in both temperature and duration. Thus we decided to find out where the hottest point of our planet is. It turned out to be the Deshte-Lut desert in the Middle East. This

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Meet Nacreous Clouds

Nacreous clouds are a real miracle of the northern latitudes. Nacreous clouds are one of the most beautiful, unusual, and rare natural phenomena. They appear at an altitude of 15 to 27 km at abnormally low temperatures. The best time for observation is at dusk, from the moment the sun sets visibly beyond the horizon line to the moment its center plunge 6 ° below the horizon line.

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Have You Ever Seen a Double Rainbow?

Double rainbow is an incredibly beautiful natural phenomenon, but not very frequent, unfortunately. It is caused by the double reflection of sunlight in the raindrops. It is curious that in the second rainbow the colors go in the opposite order: from violet to red.

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What is Mirage?

What is a mirage and where does it come from? Mirage is undoubtedly one of the most mysterious atmospheric phenomena that has always been associated with secrets and legends. But in reality, the mirage is easily explained from a scientific point of view.

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Lunar Rainbow

Did you know that apart from the usual rainbow, there is also a lunar one? Lunar (or night) rainbows are really rare. The reason is an exact combination of obligatory factors that must coincide in order for a lunar rainbow to appear in the night sky.

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What is the Real Form of the Rainbow?

Did you know that a full rainbow is actually a complete circle? The thing is that it’s not an arc we are used to see but a complete circle partly hidden from us. And only in certain conditions, like being on an airplane or standing on a mountain one can see an amazing view of an entire circular rainbow.

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