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A Russian City Had A "Triple Sunrise" This Morning

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The "halo" effect was created by sunlight reflecting through ice crystals in the freezing morning air, according to Russian state news agency Tass.

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"In the air, there were small hexagonal ice crystals, which can not be seen with the naked eye," Tass forecaster Galina Sheporenko said. "The sun's rays were refracted through them. The result is an optical halo effect."

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Many Chelyabinsk residents shared images of the triple sunrise on social media.

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h/t BBC

David Mack is a reporter and weekend editor for BuzzFeed News in New York.

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