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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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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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Have You Seen These Underwater Bubbles?

Icy underwater bubbles are one of the most curious natural phenomena. In the Canadian province of Alberta, there is Lake Abraham, which is known among scientists and nature lovers because of an unusual phenomenon: a large number of ice bubbles that have frozen under water.

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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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Lunar Eclipse June 5, 2020

On June 5, 2020 the second lunar eclipse of this year will be observed in the sky, which will also coincide with the full moon. The eclipse will be clearly visible in different parts of the world: the inhabitants of Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa, South America and southwestern Russia will be able to observe it.

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