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August 31st Sun Dogs.

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« on: September 02, 2010, 12:04:13 am »

These two very bright sun dogs were caught August 31st before sunset. They have to be the brightest I have ever seen. This image was taken with the fish eye add on lens which got the lot. There is actually the makings of a double sun dog on the right which I hardly noticed at the time. The close-up images are very colourful. We had more this evening (Sept 1st) but not nearly as good.
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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2010, 01:34:47 am »

Those are very intense indeed, great capture John. Had a slight one in my neck of the woods yesterday, but nothing compared to that.
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« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2010, 02:10:22 am »

that right hand one was reported in Bristol (England) as a daylight fireball! even by a so called weatherman! Maybe Martin still has the link to the article? Our BIMS list started as an Amber alert until I put them right then it quickly turned to Plastic Alert? :-)
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« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2010, 03:46:11 pm »

I think it's a sad state of affairs when a weather expert mistook a sundog for a daylight fireball lol, I think the media should be contacting amateurs since they know so much more about the sky than many professionals. I checked the link John but amazingly it has vanished from the BBC site, when I click on it its says 'error - page not found'.  Smiley

Love the image above, the wide angle lens really does justice to it, those sundogs looks extremely intense - a beautiful optical display!
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« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2010, 07:46:17 pm »

Well caught John  Smiley
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