Friday, February 12, 2016

-19C... but sunny... plus sundogs

                                                                                                                   Photo by Barry Wallace
Thursday morning dawned with a clear, chilly sky and a pair of sundogs flanking the rising sun for an hour or so.   The photo above of one of the flanking sundogs was taken just above the rooftops on Forde Crescent in King City, looking toward the south-eastern sky.   Sundogs, mock suns or phantom suns are an atmospheric phenomenon that consists of a pair of bright spots, on either side of the sun, during very cold weather.   Below is an excellent sundog photo taken by Chris Brennan, of, showing a rising sun with sundogs.  

Please comment if you wish.
Barry Wallace

1 comment:

  1. I learned something new today. How beautiful. Thank you Barry. Do you by any chance know why they are called sundogs?