An Auspicious Beginning

Circumhorizontal arc over Wakayama
A circumhorizontal arc over Wakayama.

How’s this for an auspicious beginning to my first day in Wakayama 和歌山? The very instant I stepped outside I looked up and saw a beautiful circumhorizontal arc beneath the midday sun. I thought it was a sun dog at first but Wikipedia cured me of that supposition. At any rate, it’s something I hadn’t seen before!