Sun Dogs

In these last Dog Days of summer,
two sun dogs at sunset suddenly appear.
Phantom suns, as if this were another
planet where they guarded Helios passing down
through ice crystals on this hot day.

 

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A new term to me – “Sun dogs” are an atmospheric phenomenon that consists of a pair of bright spots on either horizontal side on the Sun, often co-occurring with a luminous halo.   more about sundogs

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