Thursday, January 13, 2011

Sundogs and Winter Rainbows over Kawawaymog Lake

I walked out the door this cold January morning to see sundogs appearing as rainbows floating over Kawawaymog Lake. Sun dogs on each side of the rising sun are caused by ice crystals in the sky on a very cold morning. Dispersion of light in the ice crystals also produces the rainbows. Since there are ice crystals in the air between the island and the camera, the rainbow is also visible in front of the jerry's cabin.