What Is A Sundog?


Definitions of sundog on the Web:

  • parhelion: a bright spot on the parhelic circle; caused by diffraction by ice crystals; “two or more parhelia are usually seen at once”
  • A sun dog or sundog (scientific name parhelion, plural parhelia, from Greek parēlion, (παρήλιον), παρά(beside) + ήλιος(sun), “beside the sun”; also called a mock sun) is an atmospheric phenomenon that creates bright spots of light in the sky, often on a luminous ring or halo on either side of …

We just love the image and Sundog has been part of our business name since 1998 when we went on a road trip and changed our company name to “Sundog Media“.  We feel it was given to us by God as we were praying for a really cool name. 🙂  And… years later after we named our boat “Sundog”, we were driving down the road and noticed in the rear view mirror that “SUNDOG” spelled backwards is “God n Us”.  Pretty cool eh!  O.K. I am not the type to play rock music backwards and get encrypted alien messages but you have to admit – it is pretty cool.



Joe Law

Sundog Media