Two Suns?

No, this isn’t the planet Tatooine from “Star Wars.” Twin suns were captured last week in a photo taken in China. One sun looked “crisp and yellow,” while the other appeared “fuzzy and orange.”

According to a University of Illinois professor, the appearance of two suns was caused by a rare optical refraction. Rumors had spread that the second sun was an exploding star. It’s nothing that exciting, though — just a mirage.

One sun is enough to burn you. We printed tips for staying sunburn-free in our May 1998 issue. Just click here to read it all.


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