June 2004
DK Guide to Weather;2004, p50
Book Chapter
Information on the light effects that the Sun and sky can produce from a chapter of the book "DK Guide to Weather" is presented. Aside from rainbows and icebows, the Sun and sky can also produce Auroras, the northern and southern lights that look like huge, green curtains, often tinged with pink and blue. A description of crepuscular rays is provided. It discusses the occurrence of the broken spectre and the green flash.


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