Sun Dog and Jet Vapor kind of Tokyo afternoon

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We were on our way to the local train station when I looked up and caught a glimpse of what I thought was a rainbow high in the sky on a sunny Tokyo afternoon. Instead of a rainbow the atmospherics at work are called “Sun Dogs.” I pulled out the camera and took a few nice shots before continuing on. Have you ever seen a “Sun Dog”? Post your links in comments. I’d like to see more pics of this cool atmospheric event from friends, readers and other travelers. After doing a little research we discovered Sun Dogs are believed by some in Japan as a signal of an impending earthquake or as a precursor to a Typhoon or Monsoon. Since we are expecting a Typhoon to hit our area sometime in the next few days I am hoping that our seeing this Sun Dog has more to do with that rather than an earthquake. So weary of earthquakes and the threat of them.

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Some interesting articles on the web about Sun Dogs.

 

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