Sundog and Unusual Clouds RE-Blogged from I Read Encyclopedias…

[Gradmama2011 says:  I LOVE clouds, and all kinds of atmospheric wonders. This is a super site, and as another person who reads encyclopedias, I really enjoy it. Thanks for the RE-BLOG availability…Jay Dee!

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Yesterday, I was able to see a great phenomenon known as a sundog. These things are part of a halo around the sun and created by hexagonal ice crystals in the air, usually with cirrus clouds. Well, there were plenty of cirrus clouds yesterday. This sundog that I saw was rainbow coloured, though it didn’t turn out very well in the picture. You can see it below.

20160128-204820-74900319.jpg Sundog in the cirrus clouds.

And cirrus clouds are interesting to look at, too. They have a lot of patterns, like waves or feathers. I got some pictures of those, too.

20160128-204904-74944314.jpg Rippled cirrus clouds.

20160128-204918-74958307.jpg Rippled and feathery cirrus clouds.

20160128-204931-74971340.jpg Fluffy cirrus clouds on the right, wispy cirrus clouds behind the building and in front of the sun.

Have you ever seen a sundog? Cirrus clouds are pretty common, but you have to be lucky to see a sundog.

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14 thoughts on “Sundog and Unusual Clouds RE-Blogged from I Read Encyclopedias…

      1. good, huge semi tractor trailers are scary! My kid once said with a huge truck behind our little Renault: “oooh…choo-choo train.” She always has been observant!


      2. she was a very little kid, the Renault was smaller than a VW Bug, and the semi tractor was…four times our size. No seat belts then, so she was standing on the backseat, and the sight of the semi filled the back window. 🙂


      3. I remember when I didn’t have to wear a seatbelt. Just over 30 years ago, I think. But back then, we had big vehicles, including a Chevy Suburban.


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