Winter Sundogs

Friends, Sundogs are rainbows formed when ice crystals are in the air.  The hexagonal ice crystals act as tiny prisms and when falling vertically oriented appear as colored patches on both sides of a low-lying sun.  The cirrus  and alto-cirrus clouds may also suggest ice crystals and folk lore says that sundogs form when colder weather is in store. We saw this guy in the badlands of North Dakota so i included the grasses in the foreground to show the wind, that always seems to blow in ND. til Tomorrow MJ

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About mjspringett

Nature Photographer, searching for questions and answers

Posted on February 21, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. lovely photo MJ, and thanks for telling me about Sundogs, a whole new phenomenon!

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