from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A parhelion.
- n. A small halo or rainbow near the horizon just off the parhelic circle.
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- n. Alternative spelling of sun dog.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A luminous spot occasionally seen a few degrees from the sun, supposed to be formed by the intersection of two or more halos, or in a manner similar to that of halos.
- n. A fragmentary rainbow; a small rainbow near the horizon; -- called also dog and weathergaw.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mock sun, or parhelion.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a bright spot on the parhelic circle; caused by diffraction by ice crystals
Sorry, no etymologies found.
At the end of the sundog was a big, black chemtrail across the sun.
An unusual, rainbow-like phenomenon called a "sundog" was captured this week by reader
I will naively cling to hope that the Democratic leadership realize they have the advantage. sundog Says:
See this amazing video shot by a 13-year-old girl in attendance at the KSC VIP site that shows the sundog and shockwave. as noted by Jon Hanford in the comments.
"This may be the first time we've sent a probe through a sundog, and people will be studying this, so already we are learning things about our atmosphere from SDO."
Amazingly, viewers here at Kennedy Space Center saw the Atlas rocket fly close to a sundog just as the spacecraft reached Max-Q, creating a ripple effect around the spacecraft.
Do you know if anyone got any pictures of the sundog moment?
Caught sight of the sundog in several of the launch replays.
We saw this sundog come out and SDO flew right through it.
In India, a boy points at a sundog -- a phenomenon that forms when the sun reflects off ice crystals.