YET ANOTHER SUN DOG BY SOUTHPORT PIER
I have reported before about the interesting and beautiful phenomenon of the ‘Sun dog’.
A sun dog or sundog (also called a parhelion, plural parhelia, for ‘beside the sun’ or ‘mock sun’) is a particular variety 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 time of year. In Europe or USA they might be seen 1-2 times per week, but they are not always detectably intense.
Below are images and a video link to a pale sundog that I recently spotted in Southport this November (2014).
Sometimes sun dogs can be extremely pallid, yet at other times more vividly pronounced. Nevertheless, they form a charming image that is spiritually uplifting and well worth looking out for.
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Southport in the UK has seemingly become a bit of a hotspot for this type of lovely natural occurrence.
Pat Regan © 2014
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