Thursday, November 22, 2012

Sun Dog

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A sun dog is an atmospheric phenomenon that creates bright spots of light in the sky. Sun dogs may appear as a colored patch of light to the left or right of the sun. They are made commonly of plate-shaped hexagonal ice crystals in high and cold cirrus clouds.
 
 
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32 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

love that! don't get to see them often (or ever) in texas!

Sylvia K said...

What a terrific post for the day, Karen!! I love the sun dog -- haven't seen many, but they are awesome!!

Buttons said...

Oh I love sundogs and love your's they are so pretty. B

Ellie said...

I've never heard of these before - but they are very pretty. :)

Leanne Barnett said...

Interesting, I've never heard this term before.

Robert Geiss said...

Unique ! Thank you for this joy for the sense of sight.

maj said...

Nydelig, som et maleri:))

Kusum Sanu said...

Thats wonderful picture and such good info! Thank you.

Kateri said...

I didn't know what those little rainbows are called--I see them fairly often. Nice to know!

snowwhite said...

What a mysterious phenomenon!! Beautiful. It looks like a ball rainbow. I am puzzled, why it is called (sun) DOG??
keiko

lina@womens perspectives said...

Wonderful sundog.
I've ever captured once here, but yours is more colorful!

magiceye said...

They are beautifully captured!

Laura said...

wow Karen... marvelous moment captured!

HansHB said...

Great sky, perfect sky-post!

Luna Miranda said...

this is amazing! haven't seen a sun dog around here.:p

Liz said...

I have not heard of the term sun dog and I don't think I have seen it around here. Beautiful photos. Happy sky watching.

Moments Before Sun Down

Stewart M said...

Thats a good picture! Dont think I've seem a sun dog.

Glad you liked the posts on both blogs!

Stewart M - Melbourne

Pia said...

Beautiful! And nice to learn new stuff. I've never heard about sundogs

Gringo said...

Excellent shot Karen. Always something new to learn on Blogspot!

Jane said...

Great capture, I love those things-haven't seen any this winter but then again its done nothing but rain so the sun is non existant:'( Thanks for sharing:)

Joop Zand said...

Interesting Karen, never heard about sundogs.

Greetings, Joop

Reader Wil said...

This is a very interesting phenomenon! I think I have seen a sundog when I was sitting in a plane. I saw a sunlike lightbulb appearing in the clouds lower than the plane. It couldn't have been the sun and the passenger next to me was also surprised to see it. Thank you for sharing this photo!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful capture of the sundog! Happy Skywatching!

Maria said...

Heavenly photo!
Have a nice day!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Perfect capture...I've only ever seen one sun dog for real. Thanks for sharing!

thomas said...

Beautifully captured shot.

Loredana Donovan said...

Beautiful! I've never heard of a sun dog before. Thanks for sharing! :)

Wally Jones said...

Nice shot of a neat phenomenon!

Carver said...

Gorgeous sky shot.

Norma Ruttan said...

I have never heard of this phenomenon. Stunning shot!

Pearl Maple said...

just awesome! thanks for sharing and your kind words on my post

Me said...

For anyone who dosent know what a sundog is, they will now. It`s so clear, nicely done.