Monday, May 31
i like to watch the weather report. i'm not in love with any one particular meteorologist or anything, but some are better than others. a couple of weeks ago, while watching the local 11pm news, the witty smarmier area meteoroligist shared a viewer question and corresponding image. the question was "what is a sun dog?" and it was later explained. not three days later, i was enjoying the weather on a friend's dock by the sound and everyone there couldn't help but notice the almost otherworldly halo around the sun.
the photos don't do it justice, but i tried to capture the image through various lenses (i.e., sunglasses).
A sun dog or sundog (scientific name parhelion, plural parhelia, from Greek parēlion, (παρήλιον), παρά(beside) + ήλιος(sun), "beside the sun"; also called a mock sun) is an atmospheric phenomenon that creates bright spots of light in the sky, often on a luminous ring or halo on either side of the sun. (formed by ice crystals)