By Pat Regan
I was lucky enough to get a brief chance to photograph this one at the local canal.
A sun dog or sundog (also called a parhelion, plural parhelia, for “beside the sun” or mock sun) is a specific type of ice halo. It is a coloured area 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 they are not always discernibly intense. However, this one was a real little beauty.
Autumn leaves and reflections on the water close to where the latest sundog was witnessed.
More sundogs at play…
16 September 2015
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