Check out @natalie9280’s Tweet:

long story short, friday morning at around 6:40am i looked outside and i saw three suns. i checked to see if there was an eclipse and i could[n't] find anything. twitter help pls

[VIDEO: three progressively brighter "suns," left to right in a closely spaced row]

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    $\begingroup$ Maybe you should ask in Photography.SE? $\endgroup$ – Mick Aug 19 '18 at 12:13
  • $\begingroup$ Maybe the Moon, the Sun and a lamp? $\endgroup$ – peterh - Reinstate Monica Aug 19 '18 at 12:52
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    $\begingroup$ We should not have to go elsewhere to see what the question is. Please edit the question, put some screenshots in (and keep the link for background). $\endgroup$ – Jan Doggen Aug 19 '18 at 12:56
  • $\begingroup$ Props for posting a hilarious tweet. "I hope the government doesn't come after me for this", I think it's a fair question if an optical illusion like that is possible or if it's 100% fake. I think that's a fair question. $\endgroup$ – userLTK Aug 19 '18 at 13:18
  • $\begingroup$ I'll post one real and one conspiracy. Believe whichever you like: real: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_dog conspiracy: mirror.co.uk/science/nasa-cover-up-astronomer-claims-8123857 $\endgroup$ – userLTK Aug 19 '18 at 13:37

The ghost images in the video resemble the Sun and are separated by only 2 or 3 degrees (4-6 Sun widths), so we can rule out atmospheric phenomena. Sun dogs or parhelia have shapes different from the Sun and appear 22 degrees away from it.

The effect is more likely due to looking through a double-paned window at an oblique angle. The bright image on the right is the Sun viewed directly. The image in the middle is a reflection by the inner glass surfaces facing each other, offset due to the gap width and the viewing angle. The faint image on the left is a further reflection of the middle image.


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