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Sundogs

This is not the most beautiful setting for this image (that's the Garden State Plaza in Paramus, NJ at the bottom there), but it's not everyday you see a sun halo with sundogs! I was shoe shopping at DSW for some summer sandals, and when I was walking back to the car, this is what I saw! (This is not a result of glare in the lens.) So I whipped out my iPhone and snapped this shot. We've actually been having a lot of sporadic showers over the past few weeks which has led to some interesting atmospheric refractions. This past week there were two double rainbows. From what I've read, sundogs are created when the sun is low in the sky and there are hexogonal (sp?) plate-shaped ice crystals high in the atmosphere.

 

Taken in Paramus, NJ.

 

Click on the pic to see large and on black!

 

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Taken on May 30, 2012