paraselene definition

  • noun:
    • A luminous spot-on a lunar halo.
    • A bright, circular spot, sometimes seen on a lunar halo, due to refraction through ice crystals
    • A mock moon; a graphic associated with the moon which occasionally appears at point of intersection of two lunar halos. Cf. parhelion.
    • A bright i'm all over this a lunar halo, created by refraction through a preponderating wide range of ice-crystals floating perpendicularly or vertically; a mock moon.

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