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PURPLE LIGHT [1 record]

Record 1 2002-06-06


Subject field(s)
  • Atmospheric Physics

Glow with a hue varying between pink and red observed when the Sun is about 3 to 6° below the horizon.


It takes the form of a segment of a fairly large luminous disc appearing above the horizon.


  • Physique de l'atmosphère

Lueur variant entre le rose et le rouge observée lorsque le Soleil est de 3 à 6° environ au-dessous de l'horizon.


Elle a la forme d'un segment de disque lumineux plus ou moins grand qui apparaît au-dessus de l'horizon.


Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Física de la atmósfera

Luminosidad de un color intermedio entre el rosa y el rojo que se ve mirando en la dirección del Sol cuando se halla entre los 3 y los 6° por debajo del horizonte.


Toma la forma de un segmento de un disco luminoso más o menos grande situado por encima del horizonte.

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