reply to post by Agent_USA_Supporter
it be a sun dog?
I agree with whiteblack.
I often spend time observing/photographing atmospheric phenomena, and I see sun dogs all the time. Only the day before yesterday I photographed one
that closely resembles the sun dog in the OP's video.
Like so many other phenomena, no two sun dogs are exactly the same, and sometimes the difference is more obvious than the similarities, at least to
the un-trained eye.
Here's another shot taken during the same display.
Note how different the dog above looks compared to the first image. Both images were taken just a few minutes apart. How a sun dog looks depends on
the clouds, and they are constantly changing and evolving.
Also note how the colours of the dog go from red on the left, through to yellow and finally white on the right, just like the dog in the OP's video.
This is typical for right-hand sun dog. Sun dogs to the left of the sun always have the colours in reverse.
Here's a wide-angle shot taken by my partner during the same display.
As you can see, the sun dog is to the right of, and more or less level with the sun, just like the dog in the OP's video.
You might also notice the red (in this case) part of the dog extends upwards and downwards from the dog, That is actually a small part/fragment of the
halo, and it can sometimes give the dog a vertically stretched out appearance, making it
look less like the classic "tear drop" shape that sun dogs often take.
So it's in the right place, it has the right colors, the clouds present at the time appear to be suitable candidates for generating sun dogs (not too
thick or thin), so I ask again, why wouldn't it be a sun dog?
edit on 16-9-2011 by C.H.U.D. because: fixed broken link & fixed typos