A sun dog

I’ve been fascinated by sky phenomena for some time; when out walking, I always keep an eye on the sky. Some years ago, on a train on the West Coast Main Line in the Lake District, I was treated to a very fine solar halo which lasted for nearly half an hour. (Nobody else in the carriage seemed in the least interested.)

The northern light in St Andrews is a great delight; we get lovely cloud effects, colourful sunrises and sunsets. But last week there was a special treat: one of the most brilliant sun dogs (parhelia) I have ever seen. And I didn’t even have to stir outside my house to see it.

The picture doesn’t really do it justice, though.

A sun dog

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About Peter Cameron

I count all the things that need to be counted.
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