Sundogs by Richard Jordan
Sundogs (Richard Jordan)
Sun Dogs by Richard Jordan

Photo of the Week for January 17, 2014 You have likely seen what appears to be a partial […]

Photo of the Week for January 17, 2014

You have likely seen what appears to be a partial rainbow on one or both sides of the Sun on occasion. Called sun dogs (or a solar halo if the Sun is totally encircled), they are created when thin ice crystals floating high in the atmosphere on a largely windless day refract sunlight. on slightly hazy nights, observers can also see the same phenomenon near the full Moon.

Sundogs by Richard Jordan
Sundogs (Richard Jordan)

Richard Jordan recently captured this 1/2,000-second image from near Chatsworth, Ontario, using a Canon 5D Mark II with a 15mm lens operating at f/5 and ISO 100.

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