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Noon Sundog


Noon Sundog

Sometime a whole rainbow around the sun but today just the remnants. I get to see this sort of things alot in winter and summer.



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~wow!

7 Dec, 2008

 

Thanks Arlene. This does happen up here alot. I'll post a summer pic.

7 Dec, 2008

 

I have heard of sundogs but never knew for sure what they were...thanks for posting...

7 Dec, 2008

 

Something to do with ice crystals in the atmosphere is it GT??

7 Dec, 2008

 

It occurs in the summer as well, though less frequently. We've alot more atmosphere for the light to pass through up here as well. Might be that. I love it every time.

7 Dec, 2008

 

I googled it......
"A sun dog or sundog (scientific name parhelion, plural parhelia, for "beside the sun") is a common bright circular spot on a solar halo. It is an atmospheric optical phenomenon primarily associated with the reflection or refraction of sunlight by small ice crystals making up cirrus or cirrostratus clouds. Often, two sun dogs can be seen (one on each side of the sun) simultaneously." ......http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_dog

7 Dec, 2008

 

Wow, thanks Gilli. It is ice crystals.

7 Dec, 2008

 

Spectacular.Guess you deserve these sights when contending with an Alaskan winter must be such a thrill to see.

7 Dec, 2008

 

Incredible sight - lovely.

7 Dec, 2008

 

Wow Gilli, could you imagine that, 2 sundogs, one either side of the sun, I hope you have your camera with you GT when that happens.. Amazing...

7 Dec, 2008

 

Amazing view

7 Dec, 2008

 

lol, YDD, this is one on either side. I'll catch the next all the way around. now that is a sight!

These are really amazing Bonkers. I definately appreciate the extras from having so little sunlight. Right now its like sunrise/sunset for 7 hours straight. Everything is frosty blue and pink.

7 Dec, 2008

 

Wow...amazing indeed!!!!!!

15 Dec, 2008



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