I have seen sun dogs several times, but none were as awesome as this morning!!! I was so fortunate to see them!
The above pictures were taken outside at our office.
The above were taken from inside the office through a somewhat tinted window, but I was able to capture both sides of the sun.
The National Weather Service defines a sun dog as follows: Either of the two colored luminous spots that appear at roughly 22 degrees on both sides of the sun at the same elevation. They are caused by the refraction of sunlight passing through ice crystals. The scientific name for sun dogs is parhelion, and they are also known as mock suns.
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