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Warm January in Europe

On January 1st, 2023, Europe experienced a record-breaking high temperature, with some countries reaching temperatures that were significantly above the average for this time of year. This extreme weather event was likely influenced by climate change, as rising global temperatures have led to more frequent and intense heatwaves in many parts of the world.

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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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Why Does Fog Appear?

From the scientific point of view, fog is the accumulation of water in the air and the further formation of little condensation products of water vapor. Moreover, the lower the temperature, the more ice crystals are there in the fog instead of water drops.

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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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Did You Know What "Zombie Fires" Are?

An increasing number of “zombie fires” have been recorded recently in the Arctic zone. A “zombie fire” is a fire that slowly burns underground and then appears on the surface after a while. So far, more than 35 “hidden fires” have been recorded and 7 of them have already come to the surface and are visible from space.

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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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