Saturday, October 27, 2018

Airplane & Sunspot Sunday

A few days ago, we spotted a sunspot in the sky! The proper name for this is "Sun Dog", but I don't like that name. Their scientific name is Parhelion, meaning "beside the sun". They are like a tiny bit of a rainbow, though their colors are backwards from a rainbow.


And best of all, I got to see an airplane fly right through it!!




"Two mock suns rose with the sun and followed it all through the day until sunset; they are always to the side, never above or below the sun.”  ~
The Greek philosopher Aristotle (384 B.C. – 322 B.C.)

13 comments:

Ida said...

Love that you captured the plane flying through it. - Super cool.

The Feminine Energy said...

How beautiful, Ginny!! I have heard the word "parhelion" but never knew what it meant. Now I do, thanks to you. I think these pictures are frame worthy. They're absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for sharing them with us. Lovingly, Andrea xoxo

MadSnapper said...

they are all beautiful, I did not know their real name and I like your sun spot better than sun dog also. number 2 photo looks like it is either propping up the cloud above, or dropping from that cloud to the other cloud. spectacular shots of the sunspot

George said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful photo sequence with us. Wonderful captures.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

What a beautiful sight.

Ann Thompson said...

How pretty. I can't help but wonder if the people in the plane flying through it were able to see the different colors as they passed through

Sandi said...

WOW!

And...what were the two mock suns Aristotle was talking about? Was it this phenomena?

Inger said...

How interesting! I didn't know about this, goes to show you, it's never too late to learn something new.

Ruth Hiebert said...

I see these often during the winter, but never have I had the privilege of seeing a plane fly through them.That is too cool.

Chatty Crone said...

Hey girl - I think you must sit outside all day to get some of these shots - I never see anything like that - cool.

Shug said...

This is really neat..... and you really did a great job closing in on the photos... Such beauty.

Nancy Chan said...

Beautiful sunspot! Great timing too to capture the plane flying through the sunspot! Happy new week!

DeniseinVA said...

Great catch, I have never seen anything that vivid. They are very pretty.

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