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I had never heard of a sundog...

sundog

22º Right of Sun
A sundog can be seen to the right of the sun on the right side of the photo. The pillar near the sun is not due to an atmospheric effect but rather a camera artifact. The sundog was observed while driving west of Greybull Wyoming on US310 near Little Dry Creek. A sundog is a concentrated patch of sunlight occasionally seen about 22° to the left or right or both sides of the Sun. Sundogs form when sunlight refracts through icy clouds containing hexagonal platecrystals aligned with their large, flat faces parallel to the ground. Technically known as parhelia (singular parhelion) they are often white but sometimes quite colorful, , with red on the inside, toward the Sun, and blue on the outside. Sundogs, like this one, can look like detached pieces of rainbow.
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One of my favorite things is to browse the hub’s Flickr feed in search of amazing and/or inspiring photos. 

I had never heard of a sundog. Have you? It sure makes for an amazing photo! And adds a lot of big, technical terms to my blog. Lol

Did you learn something new today too? 

Perilously yours,

Pauline

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