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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Sundog


This is a weather phenomena which occurs when the air is so cold that atmospheric humidity freezes creating ice crystals that  reflect sunlight creating bright spots of light in the sky. They usually occur in pairs to the left and right side of the sun.  This phenomena occurs when the temperature is below zero on the Fahrenheit scale.  

19 comments:

  1. So colder then -17° C. Thats really cold.

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  2. I can't remember I've ever seen something like this.

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  3. It's a first for me. 0F is really COLD.

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  4. I've never seen one but have heard of them. We haven't been near those temps here yet!

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  5. I used to see them in Alaska when I lived there and it was -20F or colder.

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  6. Wow... that's really interesting to see! Unusually cold here today, but not THAT cold. 28 at the moment (noon) And thanks for the nice words1

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  7. ha, that's new for me. very interesting.

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  8. Amazing and highly unusual phenomenon! Great photo moment!

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  9. Well, I'll be doggoned! That is a cool photo, literally!

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  10. Wow how awesome! Kind of looks like a lit up stadium!

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  11. Very neat. I have seen the Sun Dogs on either side of the sun but not this phenomenon. Cool!
    MB

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  12. Um grande momento fotográfico.
    Um abraço e boa semana.
    Andarilhar

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  13. Goodness me! Mother nature's light show! What an incredible image TFG!

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  14. How cool is that! Great capture.

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  15. I've heard these phenomena are called "sun dogs"? I'd love to see it myslef one day--you pohoto is wonderful!

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  16. Well, this is both something I have never seen and something I have never heard of.

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  17. Fantastic photo & explanation of Sundogs!

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