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Shining Circle Around the Sun or Moon: What is it?

Sometimes we can see a brightly shining circle around the Sun, the Moon, or even an artificial light source (for example, a lantern). This natural phenomenon is called “halo”. It appears because of the refraction of light in ice crystals in the upper atmosphere at an altitude of 5-10 km.

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Astronomical Spring

March 20 is the day of the vernal equinox, after which the length of the day will gradually become longer than that of the night. On the equinox day the Sun will cross the celestial equator and equalize day and night.

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