plural paranthelia
: 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

Word History


New Latin, from para- entry 1 + anthelion

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“Paranthelion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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