Sun dog this morning in Mitchell

As I was driving east through the city this morning, I saw a pair of sun dogs to the southeast. Our photographer, Laura Wehde, went out and snapped this photo of one of them.

According to Wikipedia, "Sun dogs are formed by plate-shaped, hexagonal ice crystals in high and cold cirrus clouds or – during very cold weather – by ice crystals called diamond dust drifting in the air at low level."

3 thoughts on “Sun dog this morning in Mitchell

  1. My husband and I have been seeing sundogs in the late afternoon in the west for the past couple of days. They are beautiful but I agree with Trudy – too bad it has to be so cold to see them!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>