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Two Bright Sundogs was created by martinastro

Did anyone else observe 2 very bright sundogs this evening?

Myself and a mate seen one on either side of the sun (approx 30* from sun) and they where visible all evening and of a really bright magnitude. Both where looked like rainbow coloured elongated (verticaly) parihelic arcs each of which where 10* in height. They where a truely gorgeous sight and just as the sun was setting the dog west of the sun could be seen jutting up from the western horizon like a rainbow coloured pillar! The sun itself looked like it was about to form a pillar but it never quite made it. Amazing site and was visible all evening.

I took several images before my batteries went dead and i have yet to check them.

Clear Skies all
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Click on the above link to see images i took of the 2 sundogs this evening. The one which shows both is my favourite! I am quite pleased with them :D
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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: Two Bright Sundogs

Martin,
Nice image, I couldn't help noticing that there was alot of high altitude haze this evening with distinctive lines, I could almost imagine that it was all generated by airplance contrails !?!
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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: Two Bright Sundogs

Martin,
Nice image, I couldn't help noticing that there was alot of high altitude haze this evening with distinctive lines, I could almost imagine that it was all generated by airplance contrails !?!


We saw lots of that after the TAS lacture. We went out into the car park to watch the ISS copas overhead. Mike O'Connell, myself, and a few others, while looking for the thin Moon, spotted those lines. From our perspective I thought it looked more like almost horizontal rays coming from the sun's direction through the clouds, and not clouds themselves.

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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: Two Bright Sundogs

Did anyone else observe 2 very bright sundogs this evening?


Nice photos you got Martin!

BUT, after looking at them, and from previous samples of sun dogs, I still have no clue what I am supposed to see!!! Can someone explain what the sun dog really is about? From Martin's nice photos, it just looks like a bunch of noctilucent-looking clouds either side of the sun!!

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Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Re: Two Bright Sundogs

Seanie,
Look at the 2nd photo. About 20something degrees to the right, you'll see a short arc. This is the sundog. You usually get one either side of the sun. The thrid photo tries to show the one to the right, but it's faint. The last photo is particularly good as it shows the left one up close.

Nice series of photos Martin.
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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: Two Bright Sundogs

Ah yes! I see what you guys mean now! (Thanks Mike!)

Its like the tiniest makings of a sun halo in a way, but with more of a rainbow effect.

Phew!
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Replied by martinastro on topic Re: Two Bright Sundogs

Thanks guys for the input. I have been treated to a even better display today like something you would see on spaceweather but i have to cjeck my images first and will post the link on here very shortly. I also done some skecthes of the phenomena this evening while cutting the garden. Will post it shortly.

Cheers everyone!
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Replied by ei5fk on topic Sundogs & the ISS

Soptted this event also & took some photo's, the 1st three are cropped, have several more all abt 600kb each
www.qsl.net/ei5fk/images/dog1.jpg
www.qsl.net/ei5fk/images/dog2.jpg
www.qsl.net/ei5fk/images/dog3.jpg
www.qsl.net/ei5fk/images/dogfull.jpg

Looking at ISS last night with my "Meade Binoculars" I noticed a 2nd satellite in the same field going from south to north, wonder id anyone else noticed this ?
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