Residents of many cities in the district of Denguélé have reported seeing 5 suns in the sky!
Sunrise seekers in Ivory Coast, Africa, were greeted with an epic sky phenomenon as they witnessed “five suns” apparently hanging above the horizon.
Seen here as captured in the sky over Samatiguila:
Another mesmerizing video of the strange sky phenomenon was shared from Fanfala, a small village in northern Côte d’Ivoire, just a few tens of kilometers away from Samatiguila:
The scientific explanation of the phenomenon is an elaborate optical illusion that requires temperatures of -20°C.
The illusion is also known as phantom sun or ice halo. In some countries, it is also called a “sun dog”, but its official name is the parhelia.
Such bright spots in the sky appearing on either side and around the sun, are formed by refraction of sunlight through ice crystals high in the atmosphere.
The weird sky phenomenon appeared on May 26, 2020, the exact same day, the protests, rioting and looting have begun in Minneapolis after the tragic death of George Floyd.