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Unformatted text preview: spheric optics is the study of "sky lights." In many of the chapters that follow, we will delve into a fundamen-tal topic in optics that relates to the chapter material, hoping to shed scientific light on the kaleidoscope of colors that paint our sky. FIGURE 1.31 An atmospheric optics show over the Halley Research Station in Antarctica in April 2007. The splotches of colored light to the left and right of the sun are parhelia, or sundogs. Additional arcs and halos are also visible (courtesy of Richard Corbett, British Antarctic Survey)....
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- Spring '08