A Strange Colour in the Sky

See the top left in this picture – that colour is not the sun (well, at least the sun isn’t there, the sun’s somewhere to the left off the picture at around the roof line height) it’s some interesting defraction going on – that’s what I was trying to capture, along with the lovely cloud formation. I’d have probably got a better composition if I hadn’t been hanging out of the window trying to shoot it ūüėČ

According to a follower on Flickr this is a sundog – from Wikipedia – “A¬†sun dog¬†(or¬†sundog),¬†mock sun¬†or¬†phantom sun,¬†scientific name¬†parhelion¬†(plural¬†parhelia), is an¬†atmospheric phenomenon¬†that creates bright spots of light in the sky, often on a luminous ring or¬†halo¬†on either side of the¬†sun.

About the author

I'm an amateur photographer who enjoys music. I'm a member of the Bishops Stortford Camera club and have embarked on my 2nd 365 journey - I completed my first one back in 2012.

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