VIDEO: Parhelion AKA Sun Dog Spotted In Whistler Blackcomb

VIDEO: Parhelion AKA Sun Dog Spotted In Whistler Blackcomb

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VIDEO: Parhelion AKA Sun Dog Spotted In Whistler Blackcomb

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You might know this atmospheric optical phenomenon as a Sun Dog but in meteorology it’s referred to as a parhelion from the Greek for “beside the sun.” They are caused by the refraction of sunlight by ice crystals in the atmosphere and often produce what’s known as a 22° halo. Such a cool thing to see firsthand. To read up on all thing parhelion GO HERE:

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