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Sundog atop a cumulonimbus
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The cumulonimbus with flat top are generally with flat hexagonal ice crystals which favor the appearance of sundogs (parhelion). That's why I was waiting the cloud to shift hoping to see a sundog. And I was rewarded. I made a quick animation showing how the sundog is changing as the cloud is shifting:
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Instrument   70 mm focal length
Exposure & film   1/3200 s with digital camera Canon 30D + Sigma 70 EX 1:2.8
Date & place   January 14, 2008, Quimper

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