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‘Sundogs’ light up sky in Fox Valley

A ÒsundogÓ caused by ice crystals atmosphere appeared Monday morning Aurorcorner Farnsworth Avenue New York Street. Phocourtesy Marco P. Neri

A ÒsundogÓ caused by ice crystals in the atmosphere appeared Monday morning in Aurora at the corner of Farnsworth Avenue and New York Street. Photo courtesy Marco P. Neri

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Updated: March 3, 2014 12:52PM

The icy cold weather Monday at least had one benefit — the appearance of “sundogs” over the Fox Valley.

Sundogs are bright spots of light on either side of the sun caused by ice crystals, which act as tiny prisms bending light from the sun.

The sundogs were lighting up the sky early Monday morning. The forecast calls for more chilling weather ahead, so the sundogs may reappear as the week moved on.

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