This Day In History
This Day In History
Sunday, May 31, 2020

«Sun dog»

April 20, 1535

The Sun dog phenomenon...
The Sun dog phenomenon observed over Stockholm and depicted in the famous painting "Vädersolstavlan". Vädersolstavlan (Swedish for "The Sun Dog Painting") is an oil-on-panel painting depicting a halo display, an atmospheric optical phenomenon, observed over Stockholm on April 20, 1535. It is named after the sun dogs appearing on the upper right part of the painting. While chiefly noted for being the oldest depiction of Stockholm in colour, it is arguably also the oldest Swedish landscape painting and the oldest depiction of sun dogs.
Sun dog, sun
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