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Re: Sundog at Dawn

Post by St3v3M » Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:28 pm

Matt Quinn wrote:
Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:05 am
Sundog -- new word for me. Thanks.

This invites quiet contemplation, Minnie, and a few silent words of thanks. A place for just being present and alone. Grand. Matt
Sundog
"A sun dog (or sundog) or mock sun, formally called a parhelion (plural parhelia) in meteorology, is an atmospheric optical phenomenon that consists of a bright spot to the left and/or right of the Sun. Two sun dogs often flank the Sun within a 22° halo.

The sun dog is a member of the family of halos, caused by the refraction of sunlight by ice crystals in the atmosphere. Sun dogs typically appear as a pair of subtly colored patches of light, around 22° to the left and right of the Sun, and at the same altitude above the horizon as the Sun. They can be seen anywhere in the world during any season, but are not always obvious or bright. Sun dogs are best seen and most conspicuous when the Sun is near the horizon."

Even more interesting though is the etymology which seems unknown, but now I've learned there are water-dogs too! S-
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