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January 9, 2003 Atmospheric Optics

'Sun dogs' and 'iridescence' are caused by sunlight passing through ice crystals in high cirrus clouds at just the right angle. Their occurances are somewhat rare. Most West Virginians driving home during the evening rush hour commute saw these displays in the skies between 4:30 PM and 5:00 PM on Thursday.

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