Sun dog witnessed over Ainsdale September 16th, 2015 COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTOR Latest News Shares Comments On 16 September 2015 a very prominent phenomenon called a sun dog appeared in the early morning over Ainsdale A sun dog or sundog (also called a parhelion, plural parhelia, for ‘beside the sun’ or ‘mock sun’) is a particular type of ice halo. It is a coloured patch of light to the side of the sun. Sundogs can be seen anywhere in the world during any season. In Europe or USA they might be seen 1-2 times per week but not always perceptibly bright. Their forms may vary in appearance as well. They are not rainbows. They are produced from ice crystals. This video below shows one I filmed in Southport previously … As with the photos I printed here, sundogs are best seen and at their most prominent when the sun is lower in the sky, i.e, mornings and evenings Look out for sundogs when there is a lot of delicate cirrus cloud about. More on this lovely phenomenon here… http://ufodigest.com/article/mother-nature-0427 Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!