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Various phenomena caused by diffraction, reflection, refraction, or scattering by dry particles, water droplets, or ice crystals in the atmosphere or on the ground, or by the atmosphere itself. The phenomena include: anthelic arcs, anthelion, arcs of contact, blue sky, Brocken spectre, circumhorizontal arc, circumzenithal arc, corona (1), dewbow, fogbow, glory, green flash, halo, heiligenschein, paraselene, parhelic circle, parhelion, rainbow, shadow of the Earth, subsun, and sunrise/sunset colours.

Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology.

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