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Astrophoto: Airplane Meets Sundog

Plane flying by a magnificent sundog on May 27, 2013. Credit and copyright: Sculptor Lil on Flickr.

Plane flying by a magnificent sundog on May 27, 2013. Credit and copyright: Sculptor Lil on Flickr.

Who doesn’t love seeing a sundog? This sundog had the added bonus of an airplane flying nearby, deftly captured by photographer Sculptor Lil on Flickr , who wondered if the people on the plane could see it. Too bad the airplane didn’t fly through it, like the sundog encounter the Solar Dynamics Observatory had during launch.

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Nancy Atkinson is currently Universe Today's Contributing Editor. Previously she served as UT's Senior Editor and lead writer, and has worked with Astronomy Cast and 365 Days of Astronomy. Nancy is also a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

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  • LSAGuy May 29, 2013, 10:58 PM

    So what’s the difference between a sundog and a glory? Is it that the sundog doesn’t require the shadow of the object on a cloud?

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