Sundog or Mini Rainbow?

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Sundog or Mini Rainbow?
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Here’s a shot of the Sundog viewed from the Lower Riviera on Sunday at around 4 p.m. 

Maybe it was just a mini rainbow sans any rain, but the first thing I thought when I saw it was “Sundog.”

I had to darken the photo just a bit to bring out the colors spotted with the naked eye. (My camera is nothing fancy.)

What beautiful weather we’re having. Happy 2020 to one and all.

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a-1578495506 Jan 08, 2020 06:58 AM
Sundog or Mini Rainbow?

Not a rainbow, which can be seen only (correct me, if I'm wrong) with one's back facing the sun. Optical phenomenon are wondrous, transient + fascinating, wholly dependent on one's literal view point.

macpuzl Jan 07, 2020 10:19 AM
Sundog or Mini Rainbow?

Sundog. You can see images of various optical phenomena like sundogs, halos, rainbows, and glories at: http://www.atoptics.co.uk

a-1578415485 Jan 07, 2020 08:44 AM
Sundog or Mini Rainbow?

Sundog 100%, no visible rain in the area for a rainbow.

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