paranthelion


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paranthelion

(ˌpæræntˈhiːlɪən)
n, pl -lia (-ɪə)
(Astronomy) a bright spot in the sky caused by refraction and occurring at an angular distance from the sun of between 90° and 140°
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I have seen a paranthelion dimly a few times in my life, but never so alone and as magnificent as one afternoon this past spring.
Then a surprisingly bright white gleam suddenly appeared on part of the cloud -- a paranthelion! It was visible for just a few full seconds.