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Atmospheric optics is a collective name for everything having to do with light and color in the atmosphere, which includes subjects on the ground. Of all this, everybody knows the rainbow; other examples are the sunset colors, the flattening of the low sun, the occasional solar rays, and the light curtains of Aurora. But there is a vast number of phenomena which you may or may not have heard of. This gallery contains photos of a number of them. If you ever saw something strange in the sky and wondered what it was, chances are that you'll find the answer here.

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Ice crystal halos Expand this category


Light in water droplets Expand this category


Sunrise and sunset Expand this category


Twilight phenomena Expand this category


Light scattering Expand this category


Diffraction phenomena Expand this category


Atmospheric refraction Expand this category


Reflection phenomena Expand this category


Various phenomena Expand this category


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