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Atmospheric phenomena

The zodiacal light

The light in the shape of a pyramid is often mistaken for the glow of a distant city on the horizon, and it is sometimes called false dawn.

Inversion

The anomalous nature of the change of any parameter in the atmosphere with increasing altitude in meteorology azyvaetsja inversion (often mean temperature inversion, i.e.

Private airglow

The natural phenomenon known as a private glow of the atmosphere (eng. airglow) was opened in 1868 by Swedish scientist Anders Ångström.

Night protivostoyanie

Whether in the night sky the place opposite the Sun, the dark? No.

Cloud (natural and manmade)

Clouds suspended in the atmosphere condensation of water vapour visible in the sky from the surface of the earth.

Радуга и радужные облака

Rainbow - atmospheric optical and meteorological phenomenon that is observed under illumination by a bright source of light (natural Sun or Moon) set of water droplets (rain or fog

Corona discharge (St. Elmo's fire)

The continuous spark, which is usually described as "blue flames" at the tips of ship masts, airplane wings, flagpoles, steeples, street lamps, trees and other tall pointed objects, where a smaller

Eclipse solar/lunar

An Eclipse is an astronomical situation where one celestial body blocks the light from another celestial body. The most famous lunar and solar eclipses.

Twilight and protivoallergennye rays

Crepuscular rays - the name of the rays of sunlight that pass through gaps in clouds or other objects to form the visible "light pillars" or "waves".

The Virga

This is rain that evaporates before reaching the ground. It is observed in a visible band of precipitation coming from the cloud.

Смерч (вихрь, торнадо)

Atmospheric vortex that occurs in cumulonimbus (thunderstorm) cloud and propagating down, often to the surface of the earth, in the form of a cloud sleeves or trunk diameter of tens to hundreds of

Substance

It is observed only with the mountain or the plane is a somewhat elongated unpainted reflection.

Prominence

A prominence is called a dense condensation of relatively cold (compared to the solar corona) substances which are raised and held above the Sun's surface magnetic field.

The storm

The storm is an atmospheric phenomenon in which the inside of clouds or between the cloud and the earth's surface arise electrical discharges - lightning accompanied by thunder.

Green beam

Optical phenomenon, a green light flash in the time of the disappearance of the solar disk over the horizon (usually marine) or its appearance over the horizon.

The Aurora (Northern lights)

Glow (luminescence) of the upper layers of the atmospheres of the planets with the magnetosphere due to their interaction with charged particles of the solar wind.

Fireball

A rare natural phenomenon, a unified physical theory of the emergence and development of which to date are not presented.

Brokensky Ghost

Brokensky Ghost appears when Sun shines from behind a climber looking down from a ridge or peak into mist.

Gloria

Observed in the clouds in front of the observer or below, at a point directly opposite the light source.

Entirely

Rare atmospheric optical phenomenon in which the sky appears a bright white spot — "second sun", located at the same height above the horizon, but the opposite of the last.

Halo

Halo usually appears around the Sun or moon, sometimes around other powerful light sources such as street lights.

Light (solar) pole

One of the most frequent types of halo, a visual phenomenon, an optical effect which is a vertical band of light stretching from the sun during sunset or sunrise.

Mirage

Optical phenomenon in which the air in the result of the refraction of light rays in addition to items in their true position, see their virtual images in the direct, inverted or severely distorted

Ice needles

Solid precipitation in the form of fine ice crystals floating in the air, resulting in cold weather (air temperature below -10...-15°).

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