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I'm wondering...

Date: Sat, 24 Jan 1998 22:46:03 -0600
From: "Mike"
To: thinkingfountain@smm.org
Subject: ThinkingFountainIdeas

>There have been many lovely sundogs in the Minneapolis/St. Paul 
>area this winter.  I'm curious about what causes them, and 
>why there have been so many more this winter than in other years.



To: "Mike" From: Karen Wilkinson <karenw@sci.mus.mn.us> Subject: Re: ThinkingFountainIdeas Hi Mike, Great Question. I am on leave from the museum this year and living in Boston, so I haven't seen the sun dogs. I don't know much about the sun and was curious to find out what causes sun dogs. I searched and was able to find a few things that might be of interest to you. I was surprised to learn that there are also moon dogs. Some Atmospheric Phenomenon http://www.clark.net/pub/gvarros/atmos.htm Sundogs - Atmospheric Optics (UIUC) http://covis.atmos.uiuc.edu/guide/optics/sundog/sundog.html Ask a NASA scientist questions http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/ask_astro/answers/970207e.html The Sun Dogs of Winter By Longtrail http://www.lib.uconn.edu/NativeTech/poetry/sundogs.html Images of sun dogs http://www.darkstarimages.com/Sundogs.htm http://radioworks.cbc.ca/radio/programs/current/ideas/pictures/ideas-2s.gif Thanks for writing. -karen
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