Audrey noticed something unusual in the sky this evening as we were making our way to the cinema to see "The Simpsons Movie" - it took me a couple of seconds to realise that I was finally seeing a Sundog. They're not rare at all but you have to be paying attention to notice them. On the off chance that it would be visible over a fairly wide area I sent some messages off to Eddie and Shay and they could both see it even though they were 5-10km away so the effect covers a much larger physical area than a rainbow. It was unfortunate that we didn't have a camera with us but here's one captured by a UK astronomer last year that is almost identical to the one we saw. The Simpsons is a blast too, but you knew that.
Left Sundog - (c) Dave Pearson 2006.