November 1, 2015


I call it a sunbow, but the proper name is parhelion. Many people call it a sun dog. This one was to the left of the sun in late afternoon; I placed it near the center of the frame. I hope you can see it on your screen.

This is formed by light shining on ice crystals in clouds. I'm using this to illustrate the word "Ephemeral" which is the City Daily Photo theme for November 1st.


  1. I wonder how it got the name sun dog? A real beauty and perfect for the theme!

  2. Sun dog is the name I am familiar with. Nice one for the theme day.

  3. I've always heard the name sun dog, as well. They're always a treat to find.

  4. I've never heard this term before Linda, I love to learn something new every day, it's a beautiful image that's so perfect for the theme.


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