Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:19 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:19:44 GMT
The Charlotte Bobcats are in the process of changing their name to "Hornets," a source with knowledge of the situation told CBSSports.com's Will Brinson, including arranging digital assets that wouldMore >>
The Charlotte Bobcats are in the process of changing their name to "Hornets," a source with knowledge of the situation told CBSSports.com's Will Brinson, including arranging digital assets that would allow a return to their original nickname.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 7:59 AM EDT2013-05-19 11:59:01 GMT
Health officials are worried cases from a salmonella outbreak traced to a Fayetteville hotel may have spread nationwide. Officials say that 51 people who ate at the Holiday Inn Bordeaux's banquet facilitiesMore >>
Health officials are worried cases from a salmonella outbreak traced to a Fayetteville hotel may have spread nationwide.More >>
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Check out this picture sent in by one of our viewers taken over Mooresville Sunday morning. What you're looking at is called a Sundog.
These Sundogs, also called mock suns or parhelia, appear as a colored patch of light to the left or right of the sun. They always appear at the same elevation as the sun, and can be reminiscent of a oval, compact rainbow, with the red color nearest to the sun.
Sundogs form when light is refracted at a 22° angle off of plate-shaped hexagonal ice crystals in high level cirrus clouds. Clouds made of liquid water will not produce this effect. You're most likely to see one when the sun is low.
As the sun gets higher in the sky, the rays pass through the ice crystals at a larger angle, and the sundogs move farther from the sun.
Sundogs will form if the hexagonal ice crystals are oriented with the flat faces horizontally. If the crystals are skewed, a halo will form around the sun instead.