Phantom Sun- 3 suns over China spotted

January 11, 2011 · 3 comments

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An illusionary effect has caused a spotting of 3 Suns today in China. One sun with two twin Suns and a small light over the original SUN.


This effect is called as Phantom SUN by the experts and sometimes this Phantom SUN is unofficially called an ‘ice halo’.

This is an astronomical phenomenon most commonly known as triple suns 0 was spotted today in a city in North East China.

This effect also produces an arched rainbow type effect that circles the sun and two surrounding smaller suns. Watch out the video where you can see this phenomenon occurring.

Enjoy the natural beauty of Sun.

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suni January 13, 2011 at 9:13 am

Why this phenomenon is limited to a small geographical area of china, I think we need some more clarification on this ‘Phantom Sun’.

dora March 9, 2011 at 11:16 pm

this is a natural occuring phenomena …they are called “sundogs” caused by clouds that are extremely high in the atmosphere and contain water crystals..there fore very reflective

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