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.
Some halos are decorated with bright spots known as sun dogs or mock suns.
The sundogs, also known as mock suns, were observed at around 10 p.