Friday, February 26, 2016

Sundogs on Powell Lake BC

From our float cabin home we don't get to see sunsets because of the surrounding trees and mountains, but out in the middle of the lake we get some pretty spectacular ones.


Wayne and I were out sailing in our new boat on Powell Lake in the large open section of the lake that we call the "North Sea," we could see this this sundog bracketing the setting sun.


Sundogs are bright, colourful patches of light to the left and right of, and in alignment with, the sun. In the first shot, you can see it almost forms a halo. Sundogs are created by cold ice crystals in high cirrus clouds bending the rays of sunlight. -- Margy

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  1. I took almost the very same picture as you did. Pretty cool I think.
    MB

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    1. We went out two days later and there was another one. Must be lots of ice crystals up high this time of year. - Margy

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    1. Thanks Fran. Do they call them the same thing across the pond? - Margy

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  3. How beautiful! We're dealing with freezing rain today. Again!
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON!

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    1. Fortunately we don't get that here, at least now with global warming. - Margy

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  4. sundogs are such good sky specials. i saw one in December, still remember it. have a lovely sky week~

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    1. Thanks Dorothee, love how everyone shares their own skies online. - Margy

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  5. Woow..looks like you have an amazing day out. I miss being in the water. You are lucky to be in a lovely place :)

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    1. We are so lucky to live not only near the water, but on the water. - Margy

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  6. That's really pretty, you don't see these a lot.

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    1. For some reason in our region they are pretty common this time of year. And solar halos as well. I love watching the sky in all seasons. - Margy

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