Monday, August 23, 2021

Sun Spots

 Have you ever seen one of these? They are called Sun Dogs. I don't like that name, so I call them Sun Spots. And that is what they are, not a rainbow, but a Sun Spot. We see them quite frequently. They are made from tiny ice crystals high up in the sky, and occur on either or both sides of the sun when it is low..





Don't miss all the beautiful colors of the rainbow looking for that pot of gold.

 ~Author unknown


20 comments:

CheerfulMonk said...

I've never seen them...they're pretty. Our sunsets here are mostly blah.

Shug said...

I have seen them, but never knew they had a name. Absolutely beautiful.

Nancy Chan said...

I don't think I have seem them. Lovely sun spots.

Hootin' Anni said...

You were in the right spot...at the right time. Beautiful.

DawnTreader said...

Not sure I've ever seen than phenomenon. (If I did, I didn't have a name for it!)

Ann said...

I've only ever seen them in pictures. Beautiful

Latane Barton said...

Thank you for commenting about my concerns over covid and also the anniversary picture. I am envious... Afton Mt. what scenery you must have! I am hours away from you. Between Petersburg and Norfolk in a place called Suffolk. Ever hear of it?

Red Rose Alley said...

I never really knew about sun spots. I would just think it was part of the sunrise or sunset in the skies. It DOES look a bit like a rainbow, and your photos look like a painting, so pretty. I really like all the quotes you share at the end of your posts too, and I think I remember this one. : )

~Sheri

DeniseinVA said...

They are wonderful photos of this interesting phenomena and I enjoyed your explanation. Thanks Ginny :)

babYpose said...

Glorious sky, your captures are spot on.

Sandi said...

Ooooh...

Jenny the Pirate said...

I have seen the sun dogs! xoxo

Chatty Crone said...

I don't know if I have seen them or not - I will have to check it out. Ice crystals - must be cold!

George said...

Beautiful pictures. Well done!

photowannabe said...

Terrific capture.
We don't see them very often here but I would sure love to be in the right place at the right time to do so.
Sue

aspiritofsimplicity said...

So pretty. I think I have seen a few but not very many.

Jeanette said...

I don't recall seeing that before but if I did I didn't think what it was and that was a name for it!

Ruth Hiebert said...

The sun spots or sun dogs as i have always heard them called, are so pretty. Around here we see them more often in winter.

Mari said...

I have seen them - so pretty!

Anne M Robinson said...

What wonderful photos. Very pretty.

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