Caught on Camera: Sundog days of winter

Reader Susie Lev captured this stunning "sun dog" on camera Tuesday morning at about 8 a.m. She was driving near Daniel Junction when the natural phenomena caught her attention.

"It was too beautiful not to take a picture!" she said in an email. 

If native folklore holds true, there will be good things to come for this delighted photographer. Some believe that if you spot a sun dog while on a journey you will experience good luck and many rewards.

It is also often believed that seeing sun dogs are a good indicator that the weather conditions are likely to change, according to Wikipedia.

A sun dog is caused by the refraction by ice crystals in the atmosphere. Sun dogs typically appear as a pair of subtly colored patches of light around 22 degrees to the left and right of the sun, and at the same altitude above the horizon as the sun.

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