heiligenschein

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heiligenschein

[′hī·lə·gən‚shīn]
(optics)
A diffuse white ring surrounding the shadow cast by the observer's head upon a dew-covered lawn when the solar elevation is low and, therefore, the distance from observer to shadow is great.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.