Back in the Day, (the very early days), these optical phenomenon were viewed as Miracles. Today we know these are just Sun Dogs and Ice Halos by the Sun!! And, I double dog dare You to shoot some (with your camera). Below I have shared info from Wikipedia regarding some of these rare sightings. Also, You will find links to 2 G+ Photo Albums with extended photostudies on sun dogs and halos of this November 2013. Enjoy!
Formation and characteristics
*Link to extended photostudy (more sun dogs):
Halo (optical phenomenon)
*Link to extended photostudy (more sun halos):
...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. See You next time!!!
Keep an eye to the Sky!!!!!!!!