Celestial Phenomena

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Near sunrise and sunset, in a clear day, the sky can adopt a particularly beautiful coloration. Virtually every color of the spectrum shows up at these times of the day (although reds and oranges tend to dominate) because at very low angles, solar light passes through many more air molecules which scatter light (Rayleigh scattering) than when it is higher in the sky.

Types of celestial phenomena

Different types of celestial phenomena: Rainbow Rainbows are colored, circular (or nearly circular) concentric arcs, ranging from violet to red, formed by refraction or diffraction of solar or moon light on water [...]

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