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. 2001.

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  • Parhelic circle — A parhelic circle is a halo, an optical phenomenon appearing as a horizontal white line on the same altitude as the sun, or occasionally the Moon. If complete, it stretches all around the sky, but more commonly it only appears in sections.cite… …   Wikipedia

  • 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 — 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

  • parhelic circle — noun A luminous halo, each side of the sun parallel to the horizon, caused by refraction of sunlight through ice crystals …   Wiktionary

  • 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

  • circle — Synonyms and related words: O, acquaintance, advance, alentours, alternate, ambience, ambit, anklet, annular muscle, annulus, anthelion, antisun, aphelion, apogee, arc, arena, areola, armlet, arsis, ascend, associates, astronomical longitude,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • parhelic ring — noun see parhelic circle …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Subparhelic circle — The subparhelic circle is a rare halo, an optical phenomenon located below the horizon. It passes through both the subsun, below the sun, and the antisolar point, opposite to the sun. The subparhelic circle is the subhorizon counterpart to the… …   Wikipedia

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