Sun dogs captured by camera at Churchill Airport amidst -29C temperature



Check out these sun dogs as viewed by a weather camera in Churchill, MB!! Amazing!

It's cold in Churchill, it was -29C, feeling like -45 with wind chill at the time of that picture:

Churchill Airport, MB observations at 2:00pm CST. Forecast by Environment Canada.

What are sun dogs?

Sundogs are colored spots of light that develop due to the refraction of light through ice crystals. They are located approximately 22 degrees either left, right, or both, from the sun, depending on where the ice crystals are present. The colors usually go from red closest to the sun, out to blue on the outside of the sundog. Sundogs are also known as mock suns or parhelia, which means "with the sun". -NWS La Crosse, WI