“Sundog (Mock sun) *. A sundog appears on the left side of the sun late in the afternoon. You can sometimes spot a pair of colored spots on both sides of the sun. Sundogs form when sunlight is refracted by ice crystals in cirrus clouds, which are one of high clouds  --- at or above  6000 m (20,000 feet).  This pic was shot on Feb. 25, 2012 (around 4 p.m.), Fort Snelling State Park, St. Paul, MN.   See Sundog 1 | Beautiful Sundogs photo  “Sundog (Mock sun: うその太陽)” 日本語 
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