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Arctic Sunrises & Sundogs

Arctic Sunrise

What the heck are these things…? We had a number of wonderful pictures sent in across the Midwest of the sunrise today after the latest snowstorm, take a look!


Winter is one of my favorite times of the year because of these types of images being a little more common. Sundogs form when there is a higher concentration of ice crystals present in the atmosphere. These plate-like ice crystals tend to reflect the sunlight into the images seen above.

Here’s a great explanation from

Some also asked where the term Sundog comes from.

Much like a dog is always at your side, the reflection also maintains its position by the sun even when moving.

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