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 …
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