On November 9, 2020, a guy working in Deadhorse, Alaska took a video of what appears to be three sunsets in the sky at the same time.
“I was at work and looked out the back window and got a glimpse of a beautiful sunset. So I walked outside to get a picture and wasn’t expecting to see 3 sunsets,” Whiskey Riff reported the worker saying.
Deadhorse is way up in the northern region of Alaska and is so isolated that the population is only 25 people. The unique phenomenon the worker was witnessing was a rare thing that most never get to see.
“From what I’ve researched, this is called a Sun Dog and they occur when hexagonal ice crystals in the clouds bend light. I’ve never seen anything like this before, and from what I’ve heard they don’t occur that often,” the worker added.
According to Britannica, a Sun Dog, also known as a mock sun or parhelion, is an atmospheric optical phenomenon that shines luminous light spots 22° on each side of the Sun and at the same elevation as the Sun. Sun Dogs mostly appear during the winter season and usually appear reddish.