Saturday, March 7, 2015

Sun Dog (Mock sun, Parhelion)

While hiking through the nearby forest in an unsuccessful attempt at finding some native vegetation/flowers to photograph I looked up in the sky and saw:
This glowing spot (Sun Dog) in the sky not too far from the sun is caused by sunlight refracting off of ice crystals high in the atmosphere.

1 comment:

e1 said...

Sweet sun dog!