PHOTOS: Sun dogs on Union Lake

Viewers often send us great photos on the FOX 2 Facebook or Twitter pages. 

We got some photos Friday morning from Twitter user @1stWhitney. The photos show sun dogs on Union Lake. 

What are sun dogs, you ask? They are a really neat thing. 

The rays of the sun reflect off ice crystals in the atmosphere (these ice crystals are what form cirrus clouds) and create a halo around the sun. 

The sun dogs themselves are the about 22 degrees distant on the left and right side of the sun. With a quick glance it could look like you're seeing three suns!

A FOX 2 videographer also captured a great shot Friday morning of a bald eagle on the St. Clair River in Algonac. You can watch that video in the video player above. 

We're told a pair of eagles have a nest in the area. According to state wildlife officials, more than 500 active bald eagle nests are in Michigan. 
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