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Icebow or Sundog ??
Icebow or Sundog ?? - by Sue Bristo ©
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Photographer: © Sue Bristo (Gallery)(1st December 2009)

Icebow or Sundog ??

I have looked through many explanations for this phenomenon and I think that it is an icebow or sundog ... is a rainbow-like spot in a cirrus cloud, light shines through ice crystals in the cloud making a icebow or sundog, much like light shining through raindrops makes a rainbow. In a real rainbow light is diffracted through a circular drop of rain, producing many different colours, In the icebow diffraction is through a specific face of the hexagonal ice crystal, which only gives rise to one colour ... I was so excited to see this it was a very very cold morning and the sun had just risen in Longridge, in Lancashire and it's certainly a one off for me, and something that I've never seen before.
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Camera Make: Panasonic Model: DMC-TZ7
Aperture: f 5.6, ISO: 125, Exposure time: 1/500 sec, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: December 1, 2009, 9:44 am
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Comment by JauntyJane(8th December 2009)

Super shot - I saw one of these in the Caribbean a couple of years ago.

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