parhelic circle definition

  • noun:
    • A luminous halo visible in the height associated with the sun and parallel on horizon, due to natural sunlight reflecting down atmospheric ice crystals. Also called parhelic ring.
    • A luminous halo, each region of the sunshine parallel to your horizon, due to refraction of sunshine through ice crystals.
    • a luminous halo parallel into horizon in the altitude of the sun; caused by ice crystals in atmosphere

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