Strange sunup in Minnesota

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  1. stroked Suspended

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    Can someone tell me what caused this? I was driving through southern Mn, and I had to pull over to get this shot. I actually took several pics of this, as the sun come up.
     

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  3. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    Yep sundog.

    I believe its caused by ice crystals in the atmosphere. There are also moon dogs.
     
  4. stroked thread starter Suspended

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    A better shot
     

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    Thanks, you don't see them in the south.
     
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    im pretty sure that it means 'cold as f$%&'.

    greetings from san diego!
     
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    That is pretty awesome! Thanks for sharing, OP.
     
  10. macmesser, Dec 23, 2013
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    I think you're right. Ice crystals. I never saw an explanation more detailed than that although it must be out there. I always found it amazing that ice crystals presumably distributed in a uniform density and randomly spinning around could produce such a geometrical effect. But why get a headache over something so cool when one can just look at it? : )

    ps- Great picture. Thanks to the op!
     
  11. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    It means the world is about to end.

    Santa did it because nobody writes to him anymore.

    The only way to stop it is to leave cookies and milk out before you go to bed.

    (Nice picture btw).
     
  12. Gonzo3333 macrumors 6502a

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    When you start to see the perry arc and the tangent arc things are getting serious. Nice shot.
     

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