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a sunset as seen from Mt Douglas in Victoria BC Canada
Credit: C. Avis

This sunset picture illustrates how diffraction of light in the atmosphere can produce spectacular images. High ice crystals create the coloured fringes and atmospheric layers with different properties distort the shape of the sun.




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