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

Astrophoto: Airplane Meets Sundog

Article Updated: 23 Dec , 2015


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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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?