[Ans] When a halo like this appears, it’s often accompanied by a pair of bright spots to the left and right. What are these called?

[1-30-2022] Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz Question: When a halo like this appears, it’s often accompanied by a pair of bright spots to the left and right. What are these called?

The given options are:

  • Sunspots
  • Sun dogs
  • Solar clones

Correct Answer: Sun dogs

Information: For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, winter is the best time of year to see the dog star in the evening sky. But when the sun is near the horizon, you might also see this different breed of celestial canine.


All three questions from today’s Bing Homepage Quiz are below. You can find their answers by visiting those pages.

  1. What’s causing this rainbow-like arc around the sun?
  2. When airborne ice crystals are near the ground they’re often called by what name?
  3. When a halo like this appears, it’s often accompanied by a pair of bright spots to the left and right. What are these called?

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