Suck It, Tatooine: Russian City Experiences Triple Sunrise

February 18, 2015


This is a video from Chelyabinsk, Russia, of what appears to be a triple sunrise (aka a sun dog -- I saw one in Minnesota once). Obviously, it's not ACTUALLY a triple sunrise though because earth only has two suns. It just appeared to have three in this case due to a halo effect caused by frozen ice particles in the atomosphere. "GW? Earth only has one sun." THEN WHAT'S THE MOON?! Back me up, Isaac Mizrahi and Jane Treacy on QVC! You two make me laugh. But not in a happy way. In a sad, I can't put down the bottle kind of way.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to PYY, who agrees the best sunrises are the ones you miss because it's Saturday and you get to sleep in.

  • Bubbubsky

    Maybe it's reflection off of the residual radiation from the nuclear accident a few decades back.

  • Xockszky

    Chelyabinsk, Russia is nowhere near Pripyat, Ukraine.

  • laserfuzz


  • Bling Nye

    "Sun dogs, mock suns or phantom suns, (scientific name parhelia, singular parhelion), are atmospheric phenomenon that consists of a pair of bright spots on either side on the Sun, often co-occurring with a luminous ring known as a 22° halo. Sun dogs are a member of a large family of halos, created by light interacting with ice crystals in the atmosphere. Sun dogs typically appear as two subtly colored patches of light to the left and right of the Sun, approximately 22° distant and at the same elevation above the horizon as the Sun. They can be seen anywhere in the world during any season, but they are not always obvious or bright. Sun dogs are best seen and are most conspicuous when the Sun is close to the horizon." -The Anti-Joke Chicken

  • Kaizer Chief

    No outrageous traffic accidents or explosions... you sure this is Russia?

  • Syphon

    Twist; the "sun" is actually a meteor heading towards the driver. Suddenly, it is much more believable that this is russia

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