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7 (More!) Phenomenal Wonders of the Natural World

Sundogs, like light pillars, sundogs are the product of light passing through crystals.

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Sun Dogs ~ are made of a large family of halos, created by light interacting with ice crystals in the atmosphere. Sun Dogs are best seen and most conspicuous when the Sun is close to the horizon.

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A sundog, scientific name parhelion, from Greek meaning "beside the sun"; also called a mock sun or a phantom sun, is an atmospheric phenomenon that creates bright spots of light in the sky, often on a luminous ring or halo on either side of the sun.

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from TheMetaPicture.com

Very unusual sky…

Very unusual sky/November 5, 2013::"We got a call from the neighbor to check the sky outside. We went out and this is what we saw.. .

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in awe... i have seen one rainbow so round while i was inside the airoplane... but miss that moment to snap that rainbow... glad i have found this one...

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A sun dog - an atmosphere phenomenom caused by refraction of sunlight through ice crystals in the atmosphere. From the NOAA Photo Library. #NaturePhotography

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cirro-cumulo stratus clouds | ... by the refraction of light through ice crystals in cirrus clouds

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