We spotted a sundog while driving home from Scottsboro the other day (2/26/10). It was late in the afternoon and the sun was setting. I'd told my son to be on the lookout and, luckily, one was spotted. It started out as just a small bright spot, but as the sun got lower in the sky, the sundog became larger and the colors more intense. Finally, the sun became too low in the sky and the sundog faded. We had the camera with us, so my son did photographic duty while I drove.
Here you see the setting sun to the far right and the sundog at the far left.
In a short time, it had increased in size and intensity.
My son zoomed in and got a little better shot of the colors.
After a short time the colors began to fade.
Zooming in for a last look a little closer, you can see how much the colors have faded and the sundog has stretched out.
It was a real treat for the end of the day.
FROM THE PRINCESS ...
4 years ago