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30-06-2012, 06:20 PM
taken this afternoon while Al was visiting - he pointed it out;)
30-06-2012, 06:27 PM
How cool is that! :thumbsup:
30-06-2012, 06:31 PM
Nicely captured, but I have never seen sun dogs that shape before. The sun dogs that I've seen look to be 180 degrees apart and are the bright spots that lie at 9 o'clock and 3 o'clock on a circle surrounding the Sun. What you observed seems to be curved outwards wrt the Sun.
30-06-2012, 07:00 PM
Actually you are quite correct here is what it actually is (http://www.atoptics.co.uk/halo/cza.htm) - i should have looked it up in the first place its a Circumzenithal arc
have posted the image of the sundog
30-06-2012, 07:03 PM
thanks Adam - i have never seen one of these until today
30-06-2012, 07:26 PM
Quite spectacular,great capture! well done getting that.
30-06-2012, 08:41 PM
Great pictures Dave the camera has picked these up really well ,it was hard to see clearly with the sun so close ,but there were so many just appearing right before us in such a different cloud formation as well
30-06-2012, 08:52 PM
Awesome shot David!
Must have been quite speccy seeing it "live"
30-06-2012, 09:12 PM
yeah they turned out well Al
30-06-2012, 09:13 PM
they were - but they didnt last long
30-06-2012, 09:24 PM
30-06-2012, 09:28 PM
30-06-2012, 10:01 PM
Great pics, I never saw any at my place
30-06-2012, 10:58 PM
that big tree in the yard behind you would have blocked the view
30-06-2012, 11:46 PM
Wow, Nicely caught!
Would like to see one........
01-07-2012, 09:52 AM
:rofl: but you just did ;)
01-07-2012, 10:05 AM
yeah very nicely caught. I have never seen this phenomenon before.
01-07-2012, 04:15 PM
01-07-2012, 04:39 PM
I saw an email recently where they call this a 'fire rainbow'. Never heard it called that before but I know it is rare. Nice shots and congratulations on catching it!
01-07-2012, 04:42 PM
Spectacular David. I've never seen striations like that before. :thumbsup:
01-07-2012, 10:04 PM
Thats an awesome sight and capture David, rare as hens teeth ?
01-07-2012, 10:12 PM
thanks it was a lucky shot;)
neither had i Chris, they were growing by the minute then disappeared
02-07-2012, 12:34 AM
Brilliant capture David. Sun-dog looks good, very colourful, as does the halo, but that Circum-zenithal arc is something special. Anne-Louise and I saw one several years ago, and any time we see some high altitude clouds like that we hope to see a sun-dog and always look up to see if there is a CZ arc.
Thanks for sharing.
02-07-2012, 07:36 PM
i am glad it made your day Tony
09-07-2012, 09:43 PM
I haven't seen one that pronounced before. Nice catch mate!
09-07-2012, 10:04 PM
11-07-2012, 01:20 PM
You lucky so and so ... count yourself amongst a select few who experienced that first hand ESPECIALLY given the weather of late (2 years Bwah ha ha ha) .. Great photos too .. Ive never seen one of those .. A privaledge to view these.
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