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Look, up in the sky: It's a sun dog!

The "mock sun," or sun dog, can be seen to the left of the actual sun. Photo by Woody Hickcox.

Even on an icy, cold day, when many people are just focused on trying to stay warm, Woody Hickcox takes the time to scan the outdoors and look for gems of natural beauty. That’s why he noticed the sun dog hovering amid the cirrus clouds over the Emory campus last Tuesday around 4 pm. He snapped the above photo from the 5th-floor patio of the Math and Science Center.

"They’re fairly common, if you keep your eyes out for them," says Hickcox, a senior lecturer in Environmental Studies.

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