Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Sun Dogs

I've seen a few weird sunlight phenomenon since moving to Marysville. I think it's mainly because on the drive home it's just lots of open fields and whatnot. Anyways, you see these things that look like mini-rainbows.

But yesterday was special. I nearly saw an entire CIRCLE rainbow. Screw that guy and his double rainbow crap, I saw what was nearly a rainbow in full circle.

And, by chance, I ran into a website this morning that told me that whis phenomenon (and the little rainbows as well) is called. They are called sun dogs.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_dog

This is approx what I saw yesterday, except that it was more completed and more rainbow like:

1 comment:

Ian C Stewart said...

That's very cool.

It's too bad the name is kind of lame.