Wednesday, 8 January 2014
Pagan Eye: Sun Dog from the USA
Astronomer and authorJames C Wallace has sent me some amazing photos in the past, and here's another one - a photo of a sun dog taken during the freezing weather America is currently experiencing.
A sun dog is an atmospheric condition that creates bright spots of light in the sky that look like a phantom sun, often with a luminous ring or halo on either side.
James said: "There's one advantage to this Arctic cold air. We've got sun dogs, due to ice crystals in the upper atmosphere. I hope you're not as cold as we are. It was -13F (-25C) last night and -9F (-22.78) when I took this picture."
As beautiful as the photo is, I do hope things warm up a bit in America for those suffering from such extreme cold. No, we aren't getting snow and ice over here in England yet, just rain, storms and floods.
Thanks very much to everyone, including James, who has sent me so many wonderful photos and let me post them on my blog recently. My Pagan Eye posts show pictures that I find interesting - seasonal images, pagan sites, events, or just pretty pictures.
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