Three suns a rare phenomena
The residents of the North-Eastern Chinese city of Mohe woke up to an extra special morning where they saw the sunrise with not one but three suns on 17th October 2020.
The residents of the North-Eastern Chinese city of Mohe woke up to an extra special morning where they saw the sunrise with not one but three suns. The two extra suns that appeared in the sky were not real and occurred naturally due to a phenomenon called ‘sun dog’. It is also known as an atmospheric optical phenomenon that causes people to see three suns instead of one.
Chinese city experiences a rare phenomenon
The rare phenomenon lasted for three hours, beginning from 6:30 am to 9:30 am. The official Twitter handle of People’s Daily China posted a video showing the occurrence of three suns at once. In the video, along with the sun, two bright spots can be seen which are called "phantom suns’. The rare phenomenon called ‘sun dog’ occurs when ice crystals form in the Earths' atmosphere. After forming, they reflect sunlight and create glowing orbs that can be mistaken for suns in the sky. This is being considered as the longest-lasting sun dog in recent years.