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.

sun dog 2Sundogs 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.

canalAutumn leaves and reflections on the water close to where the latest sundog was witnessed.

More sundogs at play…

16 September 2015

http://pat-regan.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/sun-dog-witnessed-over-ainsdale-on-16.html

April 2013

http://pat-regan.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/mother-nature-greatest-artist-of-all-by.html

More on OTS News

http://www.otsnews.co.uk/sun-dog-witnessed-over-ainsdale/

 

Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321

Email ots@otsnews.co.uk

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 ots@otsnews.co.uk – relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience.

Comments