Tuesday 31 July 2007

Sundogs in the Evening

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.

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