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Hunting for Sun Dogs in the Sky

If you love both traveling and photography, a fun photo project might be to shoot through a checklist of atmospheric phenomena. You probably know about auroral lights, but have you heard of parhelia, aka sun dogs? These are bright spots of light in the sky, often seen on a bright halo around the sun when it’s low in the sky.

To see a list of other atmospheric phenomena you can add to your photography bucket list, check out the Wikipedia page on the subject.


Update: There’s a related phenomenon called the “moon dog“. Thanks @HerraincoBrand!


Image credits: Photographs by Lt. Cindy McFee, Axda0002, Erica Hager, Joe Unterbrunner, and whoelse_north