Three of the sun and the inverted rainbow in the sky over China

Signs of impending doom or just rare atmospheric phenomenon?

As reported by the Chinese media, three suns observed in a number of cities in the eastern coastal areas of China, Dec. 10, and the "reverse rainbow." The phenomenon has caused a flurry of comments on the Chinese Internet.

Information about the unusual phenomenon has spread like a virus on the Internet, coinciding with recent concerns about the Mayan calendar, which some have interpreted in the sense that the world will end on December 21 of this year. Many also scoffed at the idea that the light spots were celestial omens and foretell some catastrophe. Following on the way to work around 9:00 am, Mr. He from Nanjing was surprised the seen a rainbow in the form of a smile. He made a picture, some commentators have called it the "Smile of the rainbow."

Some online called it a

Information about the unusual phenomenon has spread like a virus on the Internet, coinciding with recent concerns about the Mayan calendar, which some have interpreted in the sense that the world will end on December 21 of this year. Many also scoffed at the idea that the light spots were celestial omens and foretell some catastrophe. Following on the way to work around 9:00 am, Mr. He from Nanjing was surprised the seen a rainbow in the form of a smile. He made a picture, some commentators have called it the "Smile of the rainbow."

Some online called it a

Experts — Meteorology said it was nothing more than an optical phenomenon halo, creating a vision of not one, but several Suns, an optical effect produced ice crystals creating colored or white spots arc in the sky.
This is an unusual atmospheric phenomenon does not last long, just a few minutes, and about an hour only occurs in very rare cases.

First, sunlight has to pass through the ice crystals in cirrus clouds high in the upper troposphere. Second, the clouds should be thin enough for easy penetration. Finally, the false sun can be seen only under a specific angle relative to the sun, ice crystals, and the viewer.

However, some Chinese employers do not believe that explanation. They even paid their employees holiday on the "end of the world", and gave each a "gift package for survival," containing items such as candles, matches, a bottle of spring water, and a bag of instant noodles, just in case.

Category: Natural anomalies

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