Monday, November 21, 2011

Sun Dog captured in Singapore

Just saw CNN's Rosemary Church announcing the Video of Day a few hours ago. It is this video of Sun Dog captured right here in Singapore!

Absolutely amazing. This is the first time I am seeing this phenomena on video. Hope to catch one live soon!

This is Rosemary Church's narration of the phenomena shown in the video -- "A lightning discharge in a thundercloud can apparently change the electric field above the cloud where charged ice crystals reflect sunlight, and this could cause a sundog to jump."

According to this NASA article, sundogs are formed by "plate-shaped ice crystals drifting down from the sky like leaves fluttering from trees".

The following video involving sundog is equally if not more amazing. I have lost track how many times I hit the repeat video button. Enjoy! :)

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