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parhelic circle

  

      n     (Meteorol)   a luminous band at the same altitude as the sun, parallel to the horizon, caused by reflection of the sun's rays by ice crystals in the atmosphere  
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parhelion  
      n   pl   , -lia   one of several bright spots on the parhelic circle or solar halo, caused by the diffraction of light by ice crystals in the atmosphere, esp. around sunset,   (Also called)    mock sun, sundog      Compare       anthelion  
     (C17: via Latin from Greek parelion, from para-1 (beside) + helios sun)  
   parhelic         
  parheliacal      adj  


parhelic circle  
      n     (Meteorol)   a luminous band at the same altitude as the sun, parallel to the horizon, caused by reflection of the sun's rays by ice crystals in the atmosphere  

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parheliacal, parhelion, paretic

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n.
series of concentric, expanding circles caused by ripples in water from a central point
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