Double Sundog At Sunset by Ginny York

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I was riding home from a store a few towns away from me when I saw a Sundog out in the sky. So many things got in the way of it that I wasn’t able to get a good shot of it. When I pulled into my last store’s parking lot and looked out for it, I was farther away from it than in the beginning and I noticed that it was a Double Sundog. I wasn’t sure I could get it all in one shot…but I got it! And here it is!
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Dedicated to the wonders of the Earth

The scientific name for a Sundog is parhelion, plural parchelia – for beside the sun. It is an atmospheric optical phenomenon primarily associated with the reflection or refraction of sunlight by small ice crystals making up cirrus or cirrostratus clouds. When sunlight passes through the sides of a flat crystal, both the angle of the sunrays and the orientation of the crystals affects the shape and color of the Sundogs.



  • Tammy  (Robison)Espino
    Tammy (Robiso...over 5 years ago


  • Thanks so much Tammy. I was amazed that I could fit this all into one frame. It just fit!

    – Ginny York

  • FelicityB
    FelicityBover 5 years ago

    Well done Ginny, fantastic shot! Was this today?

  • Hi Felicity! Thanks so much!! No…I took this in October 2007. I have a few shots of Sundogs but I have to hunt them down in my files. lol I really need to straighten out my picture files. Right now they are by dates and a little bit of a description. That will take me forever. I have thousands of pictures. I just keep clicking. lol

    – Ginny York

  • kevinmawson
    kevinmawsonover 5 years ago
    Well! I never heard of a sundog before,Nevermind a Double sundog!Very nice capture Ginny.Very cool!!!!
  • Well I glad I could show you one Kevin. I have another Sundog on here too, but it’s just a single one. They are wild looking and can look so different. I have a few more shots of some that I have to hunt down in my files. lol I’m glad you like this.

    – Ginny York

  • maxy
    maxyover 5 years ago

    Never see them up here (maybe I just don’t know how to find them or wouldn’t know one if it bit me…!) The color is spectacular and the sun looks like it’s dancing! Gorgeous colors throughout! Excellent print!

  • Thanks Maxy! I always see them when there are whispy clouds in the sky and the sun in always out. Just keep looking up….but not when you’re climbing. lol

    – Ginny York

  • MaeBelle
    MaeBelleover 5 years ago

    Beautiful shot,Ginny, Makes me think of the coming of the Lord!! :o)) God Bless,Mae

  • Wow! Thank you so so much Mae! What a beautiful thing to say!

    – Ginny York

  • Ginny York
    Ginny Yorkover 5 years ago

    Thanks for adding this to your favorites!!

  • Thanks for adding this to your favorites!!
    (I had this in the comments!! – lol)

    – Ginny York

  • Roslyn Lunetta
    Roslyn Lunettaover 5 years ago

    :) always good to find another seer of the dogs, good catch.

  • It was great to see yours too. Thanks Roslyn! I love these. I have another one in here, and a few more that I have to search for in my files. Keep looking up!!

    – Ginny York

  • CanyonWind
  • Thanks Pops! I appreciate it. :))

    – Ginny York

  • – Ginny York

  • Keala
    Keala9 months ago

    HOW COOL! This is neat Ginny! 2/6/14

  • Thanks for the fave Leigh! It was awesome!

    – Ginny York

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixon9 months ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Fabulous capture,

  • Thank you so much Ann!

    – Ginny York

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