Daily Archives: June 21, 2015

Sun Dogs

A rare weather event that causes a phantom sun in a halo (on the left side of the picture) also considered a mock sun.

It’s caused by the refraction of light through ice crystals which act as prisms to deflect light in a halo effect.

Sun dog
Sun dog

They can be seen anywhere in the world and at any time.  They have muted colors that overlap. Usually red towards the sun with a white arc of 22°.