2 suns = sundog

Author: Anthony Yanez, Meteorologist, ayanez@kprc.com
Published On: May 23 2012 10:17:40 AM CDT

Photo by: Sharon Stephens, Sea Isle (Near Jamaica Beach)

This picture of "two suns" is called a sundog. They are caused by the refraction of the sun's light.

When the sun is low on the horizon, cirrus clouds are present and there is a haze, you can see these "ice halos."

For more info on this and other atmospheric optics, click here: http://www.atoptics.co.uk/halo/parhelia.htm