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Sunshine, blowing snow and a sundog

Sundogs – aka parhelia – are caused by ice crystals in the air. They’re most easily seen when the sun is low.

Sunshine, blowing snow from the rooftops, and parhelia, from Alberta, Canada

View larger. | This image comes from Sheryl R. Garrison, on December 4, 2018. She wrote from Alberta, Canada: “Favorite time of the year. Sunshine, blowing snow from the rooftops, and parhelia.” Nikon D 7200, ISO 200 70mm 9.0 1/2500. Thanks, Sheryl!

Read more: Sundogs, Parhelia, Mock Suns from Atmospheric Optics

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