Wednesday, January 18, 2012


I saw a brilliant sundog as the sun set, only around 5° above the horizon. It was bright, colorful, just plain beautiful! But I didn't have my camera!! However, one thing about it, was that it was only in the contrails, not the natural cirrus clouds, in which is was nearly absent. Conditions must have been good for sundog making contrails.


  1. That's so annoying when that happens. It has happened to me on many, many occasions. For that reason, I usually take two cameras with me 90% of the time. However, you can bet your bottom dollar I will see something unusual when I don't.

    Any sign of a UTA?

  2. Yep. It almost seems like the very moment you don't have a camera, something spectacular happens. It's somewhat like Murphy's law. Also I did not see any UTA, not even a CZA, but there did seem to be a small part of the 22 degree halo, just above the sundog.