Thursday, October 11, 2012

Skywatch Friday

Wednesday evening, I noticed part of a rainbow near the sun. We hadn't had any rain in a couple of days, so I took a few shots, over the course of five minutes.
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23 comments:

Gary said...

Great captures!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Mary said...

I think it is a sundog. Very pretty!

Jenn Jilks said...

Isn't it delightful???

I'm off to Huntsville for a conference. Gonna be cold!
cheerio!
Cheers from Cottage Country!

Buttons said...

Beautiful Judy. B

Leovi said...

Yes, I love the sky next to this beautiful tree.

Clytie said...

I have heard these referred to as "sundogs" as well - but we always called them "sunbows". They are refractions (as opposed to 'reflections' like regular rainbows) of sunlight on tiny ice crystals and are fairly rare! How fortunate it stuck around long enough for you to photograph it - it's gorgeous!

Med kjæleik til livet said...

Niice ;)

Monika ;)

HoodPhoto said...

Awesome capture! Thanks for the info about the Cows Parsnip!!!! :)

Carletta said...

Beautiful sundog Judy!!!
I have a spot I like to go in the evenings that often gives me a chance to see one.

Karen said...

Delightful sundog captures!

Lin Floyd said...

we have rain rain rain...unusual for us in the desert!

ladyfi said...

A vertical rainbow - how lovely!

afanja said...

Wonderful shots, Judy, but like some people already said: it's not a rainbow but a sundog. You can see this sometimes left or right of the sun, before the weather gets worse and rainy.

lina@women said...

Rainbow or sundog, it's beautiful! I've ever seen a sundog, but not colorful like this.

mobin said...

Hi, This is attractive picture. also natural. go on with and give us more and more.
Beautiful traveling places

Wenche said...

Beautiful :0)

Mel said...

Lovely captures. We call them sundogs as well, often there are two, on opposite sides of the sun.

Chubskulit Rose said...

So beautiful and perfectly captured!

Sunrise Views, come and see.
HAVE a great weekend!

Steve Borichevsky said...

These are sundogs and are usually harbengers of bad weather within a day or two. They are caused by the refraction of light through high altitude ice crystals.

DeniseinVA said...

Well caught! Love that pretty rainbow sky.

Debbie said...

it's a sundog...and it's very pretty!!

Linda said...

Lucky you capturing a sundog!

stag said...

The sun dogs were Apollo's hounds, who followed his sunny chariot.

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