Home     Contact     Projects     Experiments     Circuits     Theory     BLOG     PIC Tutorials     Time for Science     RSS     Terms of services     Privacy policy  
 Home      Projects     Experiments     Circuits     Theory     BLOG     PIC Tutorials     Time for Science   

<< Back to INDEX

This sunrise in China had two suns!
posted March 8 2011 20:43.06 by Giorgos Lazaridis

A few days ago, i read an entry on a blog that was talking about those two suns that were filmed in China. I thought that it was a reflection to the atmosphere, and that is exactly what an astronomer from the University of Illinois said, that this phenomenon is caused by atmospheric refraction. He admits though, that it is NOT fully understood:

I doubt its been computer modeled. There must have been some blob of atmosphere somewhere that caused this truly spectacular phenomenon, which in a sense is a mirage.

Same uncertain answer was given by an atmospheric scientist at the University of Wisconsin Cooperative Institute for Satellite and Meteorological Studies (SSEC)

This is not a common optical phenomenon that were seeing here. You would have to assume it is particles of ice or something in the atmosphere aligned in such a way that they would refract the sunlight at that very small angle, but only in one direction. It would require some fairly peculiar characteristics

However, there are scientists that give more realistic (surrealistic) explanations, such as that the film was taken through a window, or that it is certainly an atmospheric refraction. In any case, the mystery still remains.

[Link: dailypicksandflicks]
Tags: crazy story   unsolved mystery   illusion   space related   science   

You might also like...

Submarine Cable Map [Maps]

A set of great Motivation Videos from Brendon Burchard [Philosophy]

A space shuttle launch as seen from the cockpit! [Video]

Atmospheric Pressure [Science]

The Asylum: Totally INSANE timelapse video with 35.000 photos! [Video]

The riddle of the day #25 - Do the dishes

Creating a soil moisture sensors using nails and Intel Galileo [Project]

Water in the Anthropocene [Knowledge]

<< Back to INDEX



  Email (shall not be published)


Notify me of new posts via email

Write your comments below:
BEFORE you post a comment:You are welcome to comment for corrections and suggestions on this page. But if you have questions please use the forum instead to post it. Thank you.


No comment yet...

Be the first to comment on this page!

 Contact     Forum     Projects     Experiments     Circuits     Theory     BLOG     PIC Tutorials     Time for Science     RSS   

Site design: Giorgos Lazaridis
© Copyright 2008
Please read the Terms of services and the Privacy policy