Saturday, June 15, 2019

Double Sun Spots

The other day, I saw double sun spots for the first time. One on each side of the sun. Usually I see only one. These are called Sun Dogs, but I think Sun Spots is a more descriptive and pretty name, so that is what I call them. Their technical name is Parhelion. Look up near the sun in the late evening, and you can see them quite a bit!

“For here’s what God told me: “I’m not going to say anything, but simply look on from where I live, Quiet as warmth that comes from the sun, silent as dew during harvest.”
Isaiah 18 

15 comments:

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

Double the beauty

Sandra said...

it is odd to see 2, i enlarged the photo and i am wondering it the two are the bottom halves of a giant rainbow with the middle hideen. gorgeous shot which ever they are

Ruth Hiebert said...

WOW! You got a great picture of these. Around here we usually see them in winter, or should I say, more so in winter than any other season.

Sandi said...

Oh, wow!!

George said...

What a great catch and photo!

Chatty Crone said...

I never saw that before! Happy Father's Day to Phil!

Tamago said...

Wow, how unusual! You captured such a precious moment!

Anni said...

Extraordinary...both happening, and you getting a photo!

DeniseinVA said...

Beautifully captured Ginny. I haven't noticed a sun spot for years, but then maybe I ought to start looking up at the sky in the evenings. Thanks for the tip :)

Carla from The River said...

WOW! Ginny, you amaze me.
Carla

Reanaclaire said...

Double beauty indeed! You really capture the best, Ginny!

Rose said...

Very pretty...I see them more in winter...love them any time.

Ann said...

Spectacular and beautiful.
Happy Father's Day to Phil

Linda said...

Gorgeous!!

Nancy Chan said...

Beautiful capture of the sun spots. I have never seen this before.