sun cross


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sun cross

[′sən ‚krȯs]
(meteorology)
A rare halo phenomenon in which bands of white light intersect over the sun at right angles; it appears probable that most of such observed crosses appear merely as a result of the superposition of a parhelic circle and a sun pillar.
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The equaliser came after Keegan's triple-substitution gamble 19 minutes from time, with the most controversial new arrival Antoine Sibierski proving to be the perfect replacement for crowd favourite Joey Barton when he rose to power a Jihai Sun cross into the net.
It's not often that the moon and sun cross paths during the Earth's orbit, but on Sunday skywatchers from the Pacific to the Atlantic were set to get an eyeful of a solar event during the Ring of Fire eclipse.