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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. And 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. And 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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Rainbow Circles

One of the most interesting and beautiful atmospheric phenomena is the rainbow circles, that has got a scientific name of “gloria”. This is an optical effect that can be seen from an airplane or standing on top of a mountain above the clouds with the source of light behind you.

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Aquarids Starfall

In the first dates of May we will be able to watch the Aquarids Starfall. The peak of its activity will be on May 6-7, but overall the shower is visible from about April 19 to about May 28 each year.

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Have You Seen Silver Clouds?

Silver clouds are not just an art installation by Andy Warhol, these actual clouds can be usually observed in summer until the end of July. Until the end of the month, it will be possible to see silver or, as they are also called, polar clouds in the sky over Northern Europe, Canada and the northern regions of Russia.

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What are «White Nights»?

What are «White Nights»? This is the name of the twilight, which lasts all night. From an astronomical point of view, twilight is understood as a period of time when the Sun is shallow below the horizon. During the white nights, natural light remains high.

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