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Sundogs, Halos & Rainbows

on Fri, 03/28/2014 - 11:07am

Everything we see in our world is a result of the play of sunlight. Blue skies, white clouds, the color of vegetation, the bright white face of the full moon and the glint of sunlight off breaking water at the beach. Much of it, we simply take for granted. But there are some atmospheric phenomena that make us stop in our tracks and stare:  the glory of a double rainbow at the end of a rainstorm; the eerie feel of a lunar halo marking the approach of a snowstorm; and the colorful patches of light, called sundogs, that frame a low evening sun. These are but a few amazing atmospheric optics that we see but don't often understand. John Andrews from the New Jersey Astronomical Association (back by popular demand) will present a colorful explanation of many of these phenomena. 

Event Date: 
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 7:00pm

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