A panoramic view of our extraordinary and rare sun to see are the parhelias or false suns. Used to observe the Solar System through the celestial objects that illuminate the night, we forget the main protagonist, the Sun.
Parhelia is probably the most beautiful sight of our Sun with the naked eye. It can be seen in high latitudes and close to the Poles, where it is very cold and sunlight comes at a very low angle.
The ice particles contained in the atmosphere form small hexagonal crystals that act as a prism. They refract the light and form a halo around the solar disk. When the Sun is low over the horizon, two false suns appear at 22 degrees to the right and left of the authentic.
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