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Friday, January 25, 2013

Skywatch Friday - Sun Dog


We had the coolest Sun Dog late Wednesday afternoon, it kind of looked like a comet streaking across the sky! The scientific name for a Sun Dog is parhelion, from Greek meaning "beside the sun." If you want to see a really neat double Sun Dog and learn more about these atmospheric phenomena, check out Sally's blog at Sally Saw.
Linking up with Skywatch Friday and Weekly Top Shot.

29 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

awesome! i don't think i've seen one of those since moving to texas - only in wisc, land of the cold, long winter. :)

Kristina said...

Now that's something I have never seen until now. Thanks for sharing.

Tanya Breese said...

very cool!!!

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Powell River Books said...

I love to see sundogs. Great capture. - Margy

gtyyup said...

Awesome capture!!! I like the branches in the foreground.

I've only seen one of them in my life...of course with no camera.

Laura said...

excellent... I saw and photographed my first sundog a couple of weeks ago... so amazing to see! great photo!

Lin said...

I don't think I even knew about sundogs! They are lovely, whatever they are. You certainly captured it well with this shot.

Alica said...

I don't think I ever saw one of these! Good picture!

LindaG said...

We saw some sun dogs the other day, but I didn't have my camera.
Thanks for sharing yours with us! :o)

Mimi Foxmorton said...

Brilliant capture......

I only just learned about sun dogs recently. They are quite lovely.

Have a sunny day!

Mimi
The Goat Borrower

Sally in WA said...

How cool (or should I say cold?) that you saw this. It truly does look like a comet!

Thanks for the link up. I saw another double yesterday on the way home from work...not sure if the picture will turn out. I haven't check.

Have a terrific weekend!!

Gracie O'Tripp said...

Beautiful shot. I only learned about sun dogs recently through bloggers' photos.

Michaele said...

Great shot of something I did not know. Heard of it - but had no clue.

Marie said...

Oh, that's a neat one! I'm glad you got a picture! Sorry about the FM this morning....when I saw the moon surrounded by a halo of light last night I knew there wasn't any chance there wouldn't be rain!

Marigold said...

Very cool. I think it is an omen. :)

Madge Bloom said...

Gorgeous, you're the only person I've run across who noticed one besides me and knew what it was too! Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #67!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Woah, so neat! I've never seen one of those before. I hope I do one day!

Ida said...

Oh that is cool and it does look like a comet. Great capture of this wonderful sight.

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Neat capture- I've only seen one or two of these before- very rare to me.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Great clouds in this!

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

That's pretty neat looking! We're taking a weather spotter class, maybe they'll talk about all these strange things.

Deborah Jean at Dandelion House said...

That sun dog is so beautiful Candy!

Meghan said...

I had never heard of these before. Nice capture!

Kateri said...

That is one of the brightest sundogs I have ever seen. (and I just recently learned that those little rainbows in the clouds near the sun are called sundogs.)

Nancy Claeys said...

I captured one last year -- they are amazing!

edenhills said...

That is beautiful! It is one of the good things about cold weather I guess.

Elisabeth Nitteberg said...

Great to see. I learned something today too. Thank you for a great shot.

Susan G said...

Wow - what a great picture!