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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Sun Dogs: Feb. 4th. 2010

Back on the fourth of February I was fortunate enough to catch these "Sun Dogs" from the back deck of the Aerie in the morning.
Clouds were heavy, and with such a pewter dullness to them, when suddenly this appeared...first on one side of the sun....
...and then the other! The red end of the spectrum, of course, being the closest end to the sun.
I would have the tendency to call them Sun Dragons, I think. I'm thrilled to have caught them with my camera and to share them with the neighbourhood, albeit late!


Lorraine Hart said...

Sundogs may appear as a colored patch of light to the left or right of the sun, 22° distant and at the same distance above the horizon as the sun, and in ice halos. They can be seen anywhere in the world during any season, but they are not always obvious or bright. Sundogs are best seen and are most conspicuous when the sun is low.

(From the Wicki)

Kim Thompson said...