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APOD: Strange light effects in Latvia January 12, 2009

Posted by Sarah in science.
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Today’s Astronomy Picture of the Day is really interesting: a picture taken in Latvia showing some strange light effects in the sky. The source of these weird pillary features is not clear, but the caption mentions something to do with ice crystals that are known to do some exotic looking things with light.

If you have a theory you can discuss it on this discussion board. Check out more pictures here.

Image credit: Aigar Truhin

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1. SarahAskew » APOD: Some very fluffy-looking clouds - October 14, 2010

[…] picture fits into my Venn diagram of “cool weather phenomena” and “the fluffy theme I’ve got going on today”. Stacked lenticular clouds […]


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