Sun halo and sun dogs

Rima Biswas in Baltimore, Maryland, captured the December sun with two sun dogs and a luminous halo.

Photo via Rima Biswas

December 5, 2016. Photo via Rima Biswas

Sun dogs are an atmospheric phenomenon that consists of a pair of bright spots on either side on the sun, created by light interacting with ice crystals in the atmosphere. They often co-occur with a sun halo.

Thanks for sharing your photo with us Rima!

Eleanor Imster