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But this picture also holds another interesting effect: sun dogs.
When sun dogs are present due to high cirrus clouds, they can actually be used as a forecast tool.
Similar to sun dogs, lunar and solar halos belong to the family of ice halos, which are optical phenomena formed by the refraction of sun on hexagonal ice crystals suspended high up in the atmosphere, most commonly in cirrus clouds.
Another arc of light swoops through the center of the image, crossing the sun and sun dogs.
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