Sun dog or parhelion

A rare natural phenomenon creating three Suns, called Sun dog or parhelion, was captured in the sky in Mongolia.    Watch the video…

The rare optical illusion called Sun dog or parhelion, occurring when sunlight passes though snow crystals in the air at a certain angle, was captured on camera in snowy Mongolia.

A sun dog (or sundog), scientific name parhelion, is an atmospheric phenomenon that creates bright spots of light in the sky, often on a luminous ring or halo on either side of the sun.

Sundogs may appear as a colored patch of light to the left or right of the sun, 22° distant and at the same distance above the horizon as the sun, and in ice halos. They can be seen anywhere in the world during any season, but they are not always obvious or bright. Sundogs are best seen and are most conspicuous when the sun is low.


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