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In atmospheric optics, a photometeor is a bright object or other optical phenomenon appearing in the Earth's atmosphere when sunlight or moonlight creates a reflection, refraction, diffraction or interference under particular circumstances. The most common examples include halos, rainbows, fogbows, cloud iridescences (or irisation), glories, Bishop's rings, coronas, crepuscular rays, sun dogs, light pillars, mirages, scintillations, and green flashes, ETC

Photometeors are not reported in routine weather observation.[1]

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  1. ^ Integrated Publishing, TPub. "PHOTOMETEORS". Meteorology Training. TPub Integrated Publishing. Retrieved 24 March 2017.

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