Did you know what a parhelion was before today?
Not many of us did, but we quickly learned after pictures of Monday morning's parhelion in suburban skies started appearing all over social media.
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Parhelion is the scientific name for sundog, which is when bright patches of light can be seen to the left or right of the sun -- almost like a halo.
Sundogs are most commonly seen during very cold weather when the sun's is viewed through cirrus clouds made up of falling ice crystals.