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Mohammad Adeel
Islamabad, Federal Area, Pakistan
12/25/2023
04:51 pm

Equipment Details:

Canon EOS 1300D
Canon kit lens 18-55mm

Post-processing Details:

ISO 800, f22, 35mm

Image Details:

An imposter Sun - a Sundog
The weather was super clear today at Islamabad and there were a few layers of high clouds towards the western horizon which were the source of refrection of sunlight towards it's left creating a sundog 22 degrees of the sun's left.

A sundog is a concentrated patch of sunlight that is occasionally seen to the right or the left of the sun or even on both sides of our star exactly at about 22 degrees of the sun simultaneously. They are formed when light passes through hexagonal plate crystals of ice, suspended in cirrus or cirrostratus clouds located at altitudes of around 20,000 feet and higher, up to 40,000 feet.

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