Double Sundog

This delicate but distinctly coloured sundog formed in a thin layer of early morning cirrus.

A few minutes later it was joined by a brighter one formed in a wisp of cloud a couple of degrees above it. The crystals forming the upper sundog probably had greater tilts allowing it to be seen some distance from the usual parhelion position.

As the lower sundog faded out the upper one became bright and colourful, but seemed to have less blue in it. Even though it covered a only a small part of the parhelion area it was very obvious, pity this wisp wasn't a bit bigger.

Canon EOS 20D   6th April 2006
Wiltshire, England

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