Sun Dog or Something Else?

I like to cloud-watch, because sometimes you don’t know exactly what you’ll see.

Sometimes you don’t know exactly what you are seeing.

Take today’s feature for example. I know sun dogs are reflections on the horizontal axis of the sun, like this:

A February sundog and ring

A February sun dog and ring

But this one that I took tonight is on the vertical. In this shot, you can see the arc of the color, but it doesn’t go much further:

Close-up of the light spot

Close-up of the light spot

Wikipedia has a lot of entries under “sun dog”, but it’s a little confusing as to what they are referring to.

I mean, what is the 46° arc? the 22°? If anyone knows the correct term, I would be very grateful!

And that's the sunset behind the trees

That’s the sunset behind the trees

Anyway, that was the excitement today. And we grilled dinner! I love the warm weather!

 

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