Thursday, November 25, 2010

SkyWatch Friday - Sundog





After three days of blizzards, Thanksgiving Eve was clear and cold.  As my wife and I came home of picking up our repaired snowblower, we were amazed at the beautiful sundog.  Sundogs are made much like summer rainbows are.  Only a sundog is created by the sun shining through ice crystals instead of raindrops.


A great way to end another wild day in Idaho.

See other great sky pictures at http://skyley.blogspot.com/.

14 comments:

Gaelyn said...

Gorgeous! The gift for suffering a 3-day blizzard.

Sylvia K said...

It is indeed a fantastic way to end a day of any kind, but particularly a wild one! Terrific capture, Bill! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving and enjoy a wonderful weekend -- hopefully with some good weather!!

Sylvia

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful capture of the sundog, Bill! I hope you all stay safe in the snowstorms.

LV said...

Thanks for sharing this neat sky scene. I enjoyed hearing about the sundog as we do not have those here. Just pretty rainbows sometimes.

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

Now that is beautiful - how lucky!

Kim, USA said...

Wow this is my first time to see sundog. Very gorgeous!
My week sky

Monts said...

Great sky Bill, that is certainly a very different effect, Hope the blizzards don't come to often.

Jann E. said...

I'd never heard of a sundog before, love learning something new today! :oD Awesome photo!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Learned something new Bill, Sundog, very neat term and a very spectacular image as well. Hope your Thanksgiving was a blessed one with family, friends, good food and good health~

Susan said...

Beautiful photo...my windows were too iced over today to see anything! Wishing you Happy Thanksgiving.

Susan said...

Meant to say, anything outside...windows were covered with ice this morning!

Barefoot from Heaven said...

wow never ever heard of a snowdog...thanks for teaching me and showing this beauty.
D.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful picture. And thanks for the definition. I saw a reference to sundog somewhere else and at the time meant to look it up, but forgot. Thanks for doing it for me.

Janie said...

Beautiful! And I'm glad to know the definition of a sundog.