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Baydog, meet Mr. Sundog


How many folks know what a sundog is?  Prior to Cindy telling me about 20-years ago, I didn’t have a clue about them and can’t say for certain that I ever really noticed before.  But since then I’ve looked almost every morning and evening, and it’s surprising just how common sundogs are.  As I was driving home this evening, I spotted two of them — one on either side of the setting sun — and thought I’d take a couple of photos to share.


6 thoughts on “Baydog, meet Mr. Sundog

  1. Mitch Zeissler

    In the top photo, there's a small bright patch between the sun and the left-hand edge of the image. That's a sundog.

    In the bottom image, two sundogs can be seen, one on either side of the sun. In this case, the left sundog is fading so it's a bit harder to see.

    According to Wikipedia:

    “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.”


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