parhelion definition

  • noun:
    • A bright spot often appearing on either region of the sunshine, often on a luminous ring or halo.
    • A bright spot in the sky due to the refraction of the sun’s image by ice crystals.
    • a reflection or picture
    • A mock sunlight showing up in the shape of a bright light, often near the sunshine, and tinged with colors such as the rainbow, and quite often other towards sunshine. The latter is generally known as an anthelion. Usually a number of mock suns appear at the same time. Cf. paraselene.
    • An intensification of a circular room in a solar halo, typically in prismatic colors, often dazzlingly bright.
    • a bright spot-on the parhelic group; brought on by diffraction by ice crystals

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