|Dogs & Subdogs
Unusually complete sundogs, subparhelia and subsun between Munich and Paris imaged by Mark McCaughrean. Air France windows rendered the magnificent scene through a glass darkly. Image ©Mark McCaughrean
Sundogs flank the sun. Beneath them and the horizon, not quite mirror images, subtly different – subparhelia – flank a subsun.
|Had the display been observed from the wide windows of the flight deck - or better from a glass bottomed aircraft - it would have been quite a sight.
At left, a HaloSim ray tracing simulation looking straight downwards.
Views like this can be generated by bright lamps shining into diamond dust displays.
|Extending out from the colourful subparhelion is a white subparhelic circle. It probably encircled the subhorizon 'sky'.|