Here is a picture I took jan 2nd, 2006 of a Sun Dog cousin - the Sun Pillar.
I think that's just a candle reflection in the window HAHAHAHAHA
If it was, I sure got cold outside taking the picture.Originally Posted by spyboy
Once in my life I saw a similar occurrence, but with the moon, having the similar halo. It was during a Wisconsin winter.
the sun dogs were interesting though, thanks.
Looks like Wilson!
The halo is not "the issue". It is the lighted ice crystals in the air off on the side of the sun (light source). Light refracts through the crystals at 22 degrees (I think) causing what looks like an extra light source. This is why you can get them on either side of the sun (Sun Dogs) or above the sun before sunrise (Sun Pillar).Originally Posted by msiesco