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!!

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