a sky miracle in the neighbourhood


Sun dogs, also called mock suns or phantom suns (scientific name: parhelia / singular parhelion), are “an atmospheric phenomenon that consists of a pair of bright spots on either side on the sun, often co-occurring with a luminous ring known as a 22° halo. Sun dogs are a member of a large family of halos, created by light interacting with ice crystals in the atmosphere. (More here: wiki/Sundog)

I spotted the phantom suns on the way back home, and parked in the next possible spot to catch their picture. This is about 5 minutes from where I live: a sky miracle directly in the neighbourhood.


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