Sundogs appeared January 7th

Sundogs made an appearance in the sky on January 7th.  Sundogs are a pair of brightly colored spots (usually colored) located on either side of the sun.  They are formed by the refraction of ice crystals, and are visible when the sun is near the horizon, on the same horizontal plane as the observer and the ice crystals.

Photographs of the sundogs are shown below.  Click on the images to enlarge.  If you have any sundog photos you'd like to share, please email them to our webmaster.

Taken south of Hastings, these photographs are courtesy of Kathy Boehler. 


 The next two photos were taken in Grand Island.  The photo on the left was taken by Milissa Kozisek, and the photo on the right was submitted by Susan Carlson.

 Daniel Glomski took the first image (on the left) northwest of Hastings, and the second photo (on the right) was taken at the Nebraska Nature and Visitor Center.

Near Interstate 80, and a few miles east of Highway 281, LaVern Davis took the following two pictures:  

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