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PALE BLUE SUN: For the third day in a row, citizens of Iran are finding themselves in a fog of blowing sand and dust. "A huge sandstorm hit Tehran yesterday," reports Farzad Zamanfar. "To my amazement, this caused the sun to turn blue." He photographed the phenomenon using his Canon 5D:
Yes, dust storms can turn the sun blue. It happens when the storm contains many particles about 1 micron (millionth of a meter) in diameter. This is just the right size to make the cloud of dust act as a blue color filter. Dust can cloud the night sky, too. Iranian sky watchers should be alert for blue Moons after sunset.
"When the Blue Star Kachina makes its appearance in the heavens, the Fifth World will emerge". This will be the Day of Purification. The Hopi name for the star Sirius is Blue Star Kachina. It will come when the Saquasohuh (Blue Star) Kachina dances in the plaza and removes his mask