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UFO. Russia

ID #1705664639
Added Fri, 19/01/2024
Author July N.
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Initial data

Initial information from sources or from an eyewitness
Incident date: 
19.03.1979 07:50
Location: 
Петрозаводск
Kareliya, Respublika
Russia

Galina Pelevina writes to the Commission on:

On March 19, at 7:50 a.m., I was walking to work past the bus station building. I work in a barbershop at the train station. It was frosty and cloudless. The sun was rising, I saw it. And suddenly, raising her head, in the same direction as the sun, only to the right of it, she saw a rainbow. It consisted of three stripes, very clear and pronounced, but this rainbow had no bend, it was just a straight line, quite long. It was very beautiful. I also noticed that the sun looked very beautiful.

A few minutes later, while I was walking to the crossing, I suddenly saw that a second sun, about the same size as the real one, was beginning to appear right on the rainbow in front of my eyes. I saw the beginning of this phenomenon even before I crossed the paths.

This new "sun", or ball, of an orange color, close even to red, gradually filled with this color. It looked very impressive on the rainbow and, moreover, did not go beyond the rainbow itself.

It was about two minutes to eight (7-52) when this ball, after hanging for 5 minutes, began to gradually melt. It melted with the same slowness as it "manifested". He hung for about 5 minutes, and the whole phenomenon lasted for about 10 minutes. When I entered the room of the parimachery, the ball was no longer there, and the rainbow still remained in place. only now I'm not sure if it was exactly the rainbow I'm used to. And it wasn't raining either. There was only a severe frost.

Hypotheses

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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.

Радуга и радужные облака

Rainbow - atmospheric optical and meteorological phenomenon that is observed under illumination by a bright source of light (natural Sun or Moon) set of water droplets (rain or fog). Rainbow looks like a multicolored arc or circle composed of the colors of the spectrum of visible radiation (from outer edge: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, Indigo, violet).

Investigation

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Based on the description, weather conditions and time of manifestation, this is a halo.

Resume

The most likely explanation. The version, confirmed by the investigation

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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