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Definitions for sundog
ˈsʌnˌdɔg, -ˌdɒgsun·dog

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. parhelion, mock sun, sundognoun

    a bright spot on the parhelic circle; caused by diffraction by ice crystals

    "two or more parhelia are usually seen at once"

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  1. sundog

    A sun dog (or sundog) or mock sun, also called a parhelion (plural parhelia) in meteorology, is an atmospheric optical phenomenon that consists of a bright spot to one or both sides of the Sun. Two sun dogs often flank the Sun within a 22° halo. The sun dog is a member of the family of halos caused by the refraction of sunlight by ice crystals in the atmosphere. Sun dogs typically appear as a pair of subtly colored patches of light, around 22° to the left and right of the Sun, and at the same altitude above the horizon as the Sun. They can be seen anywhere in the world during any season, but are not always obvious or bright. Sun dogs are best seen and most conspicuous when the Sun is near the horizon.

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  1. sundog

    A sundog, also known as a parhelion, is a atmospheric optical phenomenon that appears as a bright spot or halo on either side of the sun, often on a luminous ring or halo, caused by the refraction or scattering of sunlight by small ice crystals in the atmosphere. The name comes from the fact that these spots of light often 'follow' the sun as it moves across the sky, like a dog following its master.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sundognoun

    a luminous spot occasionally seen a few degrees from the sun, supposed to be formed by the intersection of two or more halos, or in a manner similar to that of halos

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sundog in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sundog in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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