parhelic ring
noun see parhelic circle

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • parhelic ring — noun a luminous halo parallel to the horizon at the altitude of the sun; caused by ice crystals in the atmosphere • Syn: ↑solar halo, ↑parhelic circle • Hypernyms: ↑halo * * * noun see parhelic circle * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • parhelic circle — n. a bright circular halo that appears to intersect the sun in a plane parallel to the horizon: also parhelic ring …   English World dictionary

  • parhelic circle — noun a luminous halo parallel to the horizon at the altitude of the sun; caused by ice crystals in the atmosphere • Syn: ↑solar halo, ↑parhelic ring • Hypernyms: ↑halo * * * noun or parhelic ring : a lumi …   Useful english dictionary

  • parhelic circle — noun Date: 1890 a luminous circle or halo parallel to the horizon at the altitude of the sun called also parhelic ring …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ring — Synonyms and related words: Bund, Chinese boxing, DDD, Kekule formula, O, Rochdale cooperative, affiliation, agora, alliance, amphitheater, anklet, annular muscle, annulet, annulus, anthelion, antisun, arena, areola, armlet, armory, assemblage,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • parhelic circle — Meteorol. a white, horizontal band passing through the sun, either incomplete or extending around the horizon, produced by the reflection of the sun s rays from the vertical faces of ice prisms in the atmosphere. Also called parheliacal ring.… …   Universalium

  • parheliacal ring — /pahəˌlaɪəkəl ˈrɪŋ/ (say pahhuh.luyuhkuhl ring) noun a white horizontal band passing through the sun, either incomplete or extending round the horizon, produced by the reflection of the sun s rays from the vertical faces of ice prisms in the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • solar halo — noun a luminous halo parallel to the horizon at the altitude of the sun; caused by ice crystals in the atmosphere • Syn: ↑parhelic circle, ↑parhelic ring • Hypernyms: ↑halo …   Useful english dictionary

  • parheliccircle — par·he·lic circle (pär hēʹlĭk) n. A luminous halo visible at the height of the sun and parallel to the horizon, caused by the sun s rays reflecting off atmospheric ice crystals. Also called parhelic ring. * * * …   Universalium

  • Sun dog — For other uses, see Sun dog (disambiguation). Very bright sundogs in Fargo, North Dakota. Note the halo arcs passing through each sundog …   Wikipedia

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