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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 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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How Far Can Sand Travel?

Did you know that there is a regular sand service between Africa and America? It turns out that the sands from the Sahara desert annually “travel” across the Atlantic Ocean and settle in the USA and in the Amazon forests.

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Do You Know What Lenticular Clouds Are?

Lenticular clouds are one of the most beautiful natural phenomena. When you first see them in a photo, it’s hard to believe that this is a real shoot, not a photoshop. Lenticular clouds are quite rare and can be observed mainly in mountainous areas.

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How Hurricanes Get Their Names?

Did you know how hurricanes and typhoons get their names? Previously, no system existed; the names of the hurricanes depended on the date (for example, Hurricane Santa Anna, which happened on St. Anne’s Day) or its form (as happened with Hurricane “Pin”).

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Can an island move?

Can an island move? Yes, but only if it’s an unusual floating island located in the Lake Pond in Massachusetts. This football-sized island is made up of moss and stays afloat because of the gases these very mosses produce.

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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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How Many Hurricanes Did 2020 Bring?

2020 hurricane season breaks a historic record. This year, the maximum recorded number of named hurricanes during the hurricane season reached 30. They mostly took place in the southeast coast of the United States, the Caribbean and Central America.

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