Did you see this in the evening sky Friday?

Did you see this in the evening sky Friday?

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Did you happen to see this in the evening sky Friday?

It’s called a sundog!

This atmospheric optical phenomenon looks like a bright spot of colors to the left and often times the right side of the sun.

Sundogs are also known as perhelion. A sundog is occasionally seen about 22° on either side of the Sun. Sunlight refracts through icy clouds and creates this detached looking rainbow!

Thanks for sharing these pictures, Tina Thomas!

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