Do you know what a sun dog is?

Do you know what sun dogs are?

Wikipedia says:

“A sun dog or mock sun, formally called a parthelion is an atmospheric optical phenomen that consists of a bright spot to one or both sides of the sun.”

Read the whole article on Wikipedia Sun dog (Wikipedia)

As i saw the light phenomenon on the picture above first i thought it might be a rainbow cloud.

But there are not all the colors of the rainbow, only yellow and orange red. So it must be something else.

As i hiked on, i recognized the second sundog on the other side of the sun.

The sun halo is barely visible. The sun dogs are on the left and the right side of the sun near the horizon.

I was so astonished of the intensity of the colors. I could not stop to stare at the sky and these wonderful, bright, colorful lights. (The colors are not altered).

Thank you for stopping by,

have a great day,

Karin

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