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Sun Dogs Barking In Chicago - scroll down half a page. (Original Post) Fred Sanders Jan 2014 OP
Great pictures of sun dogs. Thanks. (n/t) spin Jan 2014 #1
Amazing exact same images from three seperate locations. Fred Sanders Jan 2014 #2
K&R G_j Jan 2014 #3
We get to see those 2naSalit Jan 2014 #4
beeeeyooootiful!!!!! Voice for Peace Jan 2014 #5


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4. We get to see those
Mon Jan 6, 2014, 09:16 PM
Jan 2014

up in the mountains rather often, but we get that kind of cold often too. What I have seen here that I have never seen anywhere else - and I have lived in northern IL and southern WI during several cold winters - are the sun dogs that are not only a complete circle with cardinal points very well defined but also a mirror image of the circle appearing above the upper cardinal point. Kind of looks like a Taurus glyph made out of rainbow parts.

This last Nov. I saw one that really amazed me though, never seen this before, a double ring around the sun (like a double rainbow) with both rings having mirror images above them all at once. That was amazing, and hard to capture on a camera. Wonder if I'll ever see something like that again.

But they sure are neat to see, one of the small but pleasant trade-offs of extreme cold.

The pictures are cool, thanks for posting!

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