I don’t live in Johannesburg, but I have a few friends and 1 ex girlfriend who does. Earlier in the week the South African Twittersphere was abuzz with tweets about a strange phenomenon that appeared around the sun. People all around Gauteng and other provinces in the Northern part of the country were asking what the giant circle around the sun was on Twitter and Facebook. The curiosity reached intense levels. This was actually a Sundog (also known as a “mock sun”). For those of you who did not know a Sundog is a parhelion (a small halo or rainbow near the horizon just off the parhelic circle). A parhelic circle is a halo, an optical phenomenon appearing as a horizontal white line on the same altitude as the sun, or occasionally the Moon. There have been reports of Sundogs appearing in Earth’s sky since the time of the Ancient Greeks. This photo taken by @AkiAnatasiou has been selected as the Daily Cool Photo on Running Wolf’s Rant for the 5th of November 2010 and features the Sundog that appeared in the Johannesburg Sky earlier in this week.
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