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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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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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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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Lyrid Meteor Shower

The first spring star rain on April 21-22. Next week we will be able to see the first spring star rain. On April 21 to 22, we will have a chance to observe the largest meteor shower in the Northern Hemisphere — the Lyrid shower, whose maximum will fall on this night.

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Saint Elmo's Fire

Not just simple lightning. Lightning strikes can look not only frightening, but also unusual. This is exactly what can be said about the “Saint Elmo’s fire”. This type of lightning in the form of luminous beams or tassels appears usually during a severe thunderstorm at the ends of tall buildings, on spiers, ship masts, tops of high trees or rocks.

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