Thursday, 30 September 2010


Solar atmospheric phenomenon viewed from Granitehill about 2.30pm today.

The two rainbow-tinted patches of light flanking the sun on both left and right are called sundogs. Caused by floating ice crystals drifting high in the atmosphere and more usually seen when the sun is almost at the horizon in early morning or late evening, sundogs are a rare-enough phenomenon to observe from a city location in the mid-afternoon.

Watch the skies!

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