Mid-Michigan wakes up to sun dog


    Picture of sundog from Greg Seitz

    Saginaw, Mich - Sunday morning brought with it extreme cold, but also a phenomenon called sundogs.

    According to t he National weather service sundogs are colored spots of light that develop due to the refraction of light through ice crystals. They are located approximately 22 degrees either left, right, or both, from the sun, depending on where the ice crystals are present. The colors usually go from red closest to the sun, out to blue on the outside of the sundog. Sundogs are also known as mock suns or parhelia, which means "with the sun".

    Picture of sundog from Greg Seitz

    Sundog picture from Cindy Jaruzel



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