Rare Halos, Mirages, Anomalous Rainbows: A Catalog of Geophysical Anomalies

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Rare Halos, Mirages, Anomalous Rainbows: A Catalog of Geophysical Anomalies
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Author William R Corliss
Published 1984
Publisher Sourcebook Project
Pages 244
ISBN 0915554127
  • Most of us have seen rings around the moon, but what does it mean when such rings are not circular or are off-center? Neither are rainbows and mirages devoid of mysteries. And the Brocken Specter still startles Alpine climbers!
  • Typical subjects covered:
    Rainbows with offset white arcs * Sandbows * Offset and skewed halos * The Brocken Specter * The Alpine Glow * Unexplained features of the green flash at sunset *Fata Morgana * Telescopic mirages * Long-delayed radio echos * Eclipse shadow bands * Geomagnetic effects of meteors * Intersecting rainbows * The Krakatoa sunsets * Kaleidoscopic suns [Picture caption: Shadow of Adam's Peak with glory and radial rays]
  • Comments from reviews: "...all in all it's a fascinating book", Sky And Telescope. "...any student of the physical sciences will find it fascinating", Science Books.

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