The beginning of yesterday’s drive through northwestern Alberta and into British Columbia was a bit challenging with icy roads and blowing snow, but by 3:00 p.m. the sun had become visible and much of the snowfall had stopped.
Do you see the aura, or sundog, toward the left of the sun? Sundogs are caused by light reflection on ice particles in the air; on the prairies this lovely effect is observable because of the beautiful, open skies.
20 thoughts on “Sundog”
I see it. I hope you’re nearly home.
Thankfully, yes. We arrived in Kamloops last night and will be heading to Penticton later today.
What a stunning shot!
Thank you very much. 🙂
Looks gorgeous. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a sundog in person before.
They are very pretty and very much a winter prairie phenomenon brought on by ice particles in the upper atmosphere. Cheers.
I was worried about you based on yesterday’s lousy weather. Glad all is going well and hope you are now safely home. Sun dogs have been very common this year. Allan
Thank you very much, Allan. Yesterday was very long as we drove from High Level to Kamloops. The driving conditions through to Peace River were difficult and we had a bit more through the park. We spent last night in Kamloops and will leave for Penticton later today.
The sun dog was beautiful to see, especially after the demanding earlier environment.
we had just a halo yesterday, which tells me precip is on it’s way
Yes, I believe the west coast is going to get quite a lot of rain that will turn to snow. Halos can say a lot about the weather. Cheers.
Beautiful. Merry Christmas! 🔔🎉🎅🎁🎄
Thank you, Cindy! 🙂 Season’s Greetings! ❄️
I can see its ring & slight “cross piece”, even on my phone. Love those…
Thank you very much. 🙂 I’m glad you can see it properly, even on your phone. They are very pretty. Cheers.
Beautiful! Stay safe and warm–Happy Sunday!
Thank you very much. 🙂 I will.
Seems like you arrived at your destination safely. Hope you have a good traveling vehicle. When I drove in that unexpected snow (10 days ago), my car didn’t do too great.
And yes, I did see the Sundog. Very cool.
We have arrived, thankfully. It was definitely more tiring than usual with the demanding conditions. We do have a good vehicle – a big truck with all the subarctic necessaries like tow ropes, extra wipers, etc. In a pinch we could easily sleep in it.
Glad you could see the sundog. 🙂
absolutely stunning, stay warm and happy holidays!
Thank you very much! Season’s Greetings. 🎄
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