mock sun


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mock sun

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mock sun

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(Physical Geography) another name for parhelion
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Noun1.mock sun - a bright spot on the parhelic circlemock sun - a bright spot on the parhelic circle; caused by diffraction by ice crystals; "two or more parhelia are usually seen at once"
maculation, patch, speckle, dapple, fleck, spot - a small contrasting part of something; "a bald spot"; "a leopard's spots"; "a patch of clouds"; "patches of thin ice"; "a fleck of red"
References in classic literature ?
The sun is alone, except in thick weather, when there sometimes appear to be two, but one is a mock sun. God is alone -- but the devil, he is far from being alone; he sees a great deal of company; he is legion.
The phenomenon is known as a 'sun dog' or mock sun, an optical phenomenon which appears as a bright spot to the left or right of the real sun within a 22-degree halo.