Sun Dog Millionaire: Send Us Your Best Photos of 'Sun Dogs'

Updated: 12/05/2013 5:12 PM
Created: 12/05/2013 12:23 PM
By: Heidi Enninga

As the sun came up this morning, sun dogs, a unique view of the sun that occurs after snowfall, were visible.

A sun dog occurs when the sun angle is low and on cold days below 10 degrees with highs amounts of ice crystals in the air which usually happens on days right after a snowfall. The sun rays then bend when they encounter the ice crystals forming what looks likes smaller suns on both sides of the sun.

They are called sun dogs because sometimes the spots look like dog tails.

Did you get a picture of them this morning? Send it to us at and we'll add it to our slideshow for our "Sun-Dog Millionaire" contest. If your photo wins, you won't actually get a million dollars, but we'll send you some KSTP gear.

Photo: KSTP/Tom Hauser

Minneapolis/St. Paul

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