The sun is still as bright as ever, I have observed sun dogs plenty of times. The example picture you showed only occurs in extreme weather.
I am sure Pius XII had as well.
This doesn't describe the Miracle of the Sun as written about at Fatima.
posted on 11/05/2008 10:11:59 AM PST
("Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought." - JP II)
This isn't what I would describe as a run-of-the-mill sundog. I have had the opportunity to observe phenomena such as this in the arctic. As you observe, depth perception is nonexistent, you almost swoon. You literally look away, rub your eyes, and expect not to see what you've just seen. Yes, I'm sure it's much more likely that a miraculous event took place rather than an unusual atmospheric phenomena interpreted by a bunch of Portuguese peasants or a guy who probably never left Italy his whole life.
posted on 11/05/2008 10:59:22 AM PST
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