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Do You Know What Causes This? - Photo

LOCAL2 Staff for local2 sault ste. marie
September 11th, 2012 at 2:53pm | Last Updated at 2:59pm

LOCAL2.ca viewer by the name of Zack noticed something off about the sun yesterday afternoon.

Zack wrote LOCAL2 saying he has never seen the sun appear like this before - and says this is how it appeared to the naked eye - it's not a photographic effect.

Now, we have heard of "sun dogs" Sun dogs, or mock suns, are technically called solar parhelia (parhelia meaning "with the sun") and appear as bright bursts of light formed when sunlight passes through ice crystals at the proper angle. Usually, cirrus clouds in front of the sun produce sun dogs, but other ice clouds, such as ice fog and diamond dust, may also generate them.

We're just not sure if this is a sun dog or not maybe you know?



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