Sundogs

Posted by lwpetersen | November 17, 2010 | Fairbanks

Lee and Manbharat
Thanks Jason for the picture.

Here I am with Manbharat outside the Reichardt Building posing in front of two fantastic sun dog/pillar rainbows. I’ve never seen any as extensive as this. The optical effects here in Fairbanks are pretty unreal.

We also get huge light pillars 10’s of feet into the sky from car headlights. You can see cars long before they come around the corner because you can see the beams from their headlights extending above the trees. Next time I get the chance, I’ll try to photograph these. Here is a photo pulled off of the astronomy picture of the day website (photo by Walter Tape; Fairbanks, AK):

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Those are sweet! What makes the light do that?

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