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Friday, July 09, 2004

Sundog

There's a sundog in the sky over Springfield. Right now. This is only the second time I've seen one.

A sundog is a rainbow-like spot in a cirrus cloud. Light shining through ice crystals in the cloud makes a sundog, much like light shining through raindrops makes a rainbow. "They are reddish on the side facing the sun and often have bluish-white tails stretching horizontally away from them," say David Lynch and William Livingston in Color and Light in Nature. (Wonderquest)

Unfortunately, I left my camera at home. Fortunately, there's a great photo of one taken at the South Pole several years ago.

Posted by Marie at July 9, 2004 1:18 PM

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Posted by: amy allen at July 9, 2004 8:33 PM