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:

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

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

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

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

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  5. Interesting, I've never heard this term before.

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

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  7. Thats wonderful picture and such good info! Thank you.

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

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

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

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  11. wow Karen... marvelous moment captured!

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

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  13. 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

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

    Glad you liked the posts on both blogs!

    Stewart M - Melbourne

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

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

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  17. 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:)

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  18. Interesting Karen, never heard about sundogs.

    Greetings, Joop

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  19. 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!

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  20. Beautiful capture of the sundog! Happy Skywatching!

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  21. Heavenly photo!
    Have a nice day!

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

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

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  24. I have never heard of this phenomenon. Stunning shot!

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

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

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