Winter rainbow visible in the skies over Moscow

December 15, 2012 22:06

On both sides of the sun in the sky at equal distances from the visible fragments of the arc of rainbow colors.

MOSCOW, Dec 15 — RIA Novosti. Moscow residents can watch on a Saturday morning is a rare phenomenon — a winter rainbow.

On both sides of the sun in the sky at equal distances from the visible fragments of the arc of rainbow colors.
"These phenomena are observed in the clear winter days when the sky is thin stratus clouds, and sunlight is refracted by ice crystals," — said the representative of the meteorologist.
According to her, in such circumstances, the sky may appear false sun, light poles — all associated with the dry and cold weather.
Quite often, these phenomena are observed in the north of Siberia, the Urals — which is not uncommon frosty, dry and clear weather, said the agency interlocutor.

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