Residents of Russia’s Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug observed “three suns” in the sky on Wednesday morning, the product of a halo which is created when sunlight interacts with ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere. An optical phenomenon known as a halo made it seem like there were three suns in the skies of Russia’s Yamal, however, this mysterious marvel is not rare in the region, a hydrometeorology curator, Artem Koshkin, told Sputnik. According to him, halos and similar phenomena occur due to a combination of factors, but mainly depend on the condensation of little particles in the atmosphere.

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