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UFO. United Kingdom

ID #1688985533
Added Mon, 10/07/2023
Author July N.
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Initial data

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Incident date: 
16.01.1818
Location: 
Ипсвич
United Kingdom

January 16, 1818. Astronomer Loft in Ipswich, England, observed a strange object near the Sun. He was visible for three and a half hours.

Original news

1818

16. januarAstronomen Loft i Ipswich, England, iagttog en mærkelig genstand nær Solen. Den var synlig i tre og en halv time.

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Halo

Halo usually appears around the Sun or moon, sometimes around other powerful light sources such as street lights. There are many types of halos, but they are mostly caused by ice crystals in Cirrus clouds at a height of 5-10 km in the upper troposphere. The form of the observed halo depends on the shape and arrangement of crystals. Reflected and refracted by the ice crystals, the light often turns into a spectrum, which makes halo look like a rainbow, but a halo in low light has a low chroma, which is associated with the peculiarities of twilight vision.

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