‘Three suns’ light up the Mongolian sky

‘Three suns’ light up the Mongolian sky

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The phenomenon, known as ‘parhelion’, was visible in different areas of Mongolia last Sunday and showed the sun accompanied by two reflections, one on each side, reports ‘The Independent’ newspaper.

Parhelion occurs when low-altitude sunlight passes through ice crystal fragments in Earth's atmosphere, causing the light to refract.

Parhelion is also known as 'sun dog' because it follows its reflection as a dog follows its owner.

In general, the "three suns" exit cases are characteristic of cold areas of the planet where the temperature drops to 30 degrees below zero and more. Another necessary condition is the presence of vapor crystals in the air.

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