Sun Dogs in Seattle

Here is a photograph I took of a small sun dog that I spotted from my house in Seattle on the evening of May 11, 2011. In the image you will see a ‘mock’ sun to the left of the real sun but at the same horizontal line. You’ll also see a faint circular arc rising from the sun dog and in theory reaching a second sun dog to the right of the sun (not visible however). Not a terribly spectacular one, but interesting nevertheless. Caused by high altitude ice crystals drifting in to lower levels and becoming vertically aligned.

Small Sun Dog seen on in Seattle on the Evening of May 11, 2011

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