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RT published this video item, entitled “Pure ‘art’ | ‘Light columns’ appeared in the night sky over Russia’s Tyumen” – below is their description.
A rather unusual natural phenomenon left residents of Tyumen city astonished as so-called ‘pillars of light’ painted the sky over the city. Locals could observe the natural phenomenon with the naked eye almost until sunrise. According to scientists, such a phenomenon is quite common in northern latitudes and occurs at temperatures below -20 degrees Celsius.RT YouTube Channel
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