Arctic Environments/Sky

From Arctic Bioscan Wiki


It's not just Arctic organisms that are exotic and strange; it's the physical setting. There are startling and mysterious sights in the northern skies which have long excited the interest of visitors and residents alike. Ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere and strong surface temperature inversions refract light, producing rainbows around the sun, great pillars of light, and visions of multiple moons. Frozen flames in the night sky, dancing curtains of northern lights, and brilliant green flashes of the sun are just a few of the other phenomena that one encounters when gazing at the Arctic sky.