Well, I learned something new today.
If you’ve read through my blog,
you know how much I love rainbows.
I saw a couple little ones in the sky
today and mentioned them to my mom.
She said she’d just heard those little
sections of rainbow are called sundogs.
I looked it up online and found that
the sun has to jump through some
serious hoops to make these little
bursts of color in the sky.
Here’s the definition:
“Sundogs are visible when the sun
is near the horizon and on the
same horizontal plane as the
observer and ice crystals.
As sunlight passes through
the ice crystals, it is bent by
22 degrees before reaching
our eyes. This bending of light
results in the formation of a sundog.”
I have absolutely no idea
what that all means,
but I love the end result!
Guess that’s all that matters.