Photos: Sun dogs light up the Minnesota sky

Sun dogs at sunrise today. Image: Aaron Cooper
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Sun dogs over Lake Como in St. Paul, Minn. (Tim Post/MPR News)

MPR News meteorologist Paul Huttner explains what creates the sun dogs over here.

Sun dogs, also called mock suns or 22-degree parhelia made a spectacular show at sunrise today. The snow covered landscape was the backdrop, as ice crystals refracted the sunlight through the clear frigid sky.

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