paranthelion

noun par·anthelion \¦par+\

Definition of paranthelion

plural

paranthelia

  1. :  a diffuse image of the sun appearing at the same altitude as the sun and 120 degrees distant on the parhelic circle and caused by reflection from atmospheric ice spicules

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Origin and Etymology of paranthelion

New Latin, from 1para- + anthelion


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