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Patches of light that sometimes appear beside the sun are called sundogs. The scientific name is parhelion (plural: parhelia) from the Greek parēlion, meaning "beside the sun" Speculation is that they are called that because they follow the sun like a dog follows its master. Sundogs are also referred to as mock suns or phantom suns.

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Patches of light that sometimes appear beside the sun are called sundogs. The scientific name is parhelion (plural: parhelia) from the Greek parēlion, meaning "beside the sun" Speculation is that they are called that because they follow the sun like a dog follows its master. Sundogs are also referred to as mock suns or phantom suns.

Holo

It looks like a giant eye gazing down from the heavens.But the spectacular sight of the sun surrounded by a mysterious halo is known as a 'sun dog'.The phenomenon occurs when sunlight is refracted by hexagonal-shaped ice crystals in high and cirrus clouds - and is quite common When the sun is partly obscured by high cirrus clouds. 'Sun dogs' are more commonly seen when the sun is low in the sky and not in the middle of the day.

Sun dogs

Sun dogs (or sundogs), mock suns or phantom suns,scientific name parhelia (singular parhelion), are an atmospheric phenomenon that consists of a pair of bright spots on either side on the Sun, often co-occurring with a luminous ring known as a 22° halo.

Sun dogs are a member of a large family of halos, created by light interacting with ice crystals in the atmosphere. Sun dogs typically appear as two subtly colored patches of light to the left and right of the Sun, approximately 22° distant and at the same elevation above the horizon as the Sun. They can be seen anywhere in the world during any season, but they are not always obvious or bright. Sun dogs are best seen and are most conspicuous when the Sun is close to the horizon.

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