paranthelion


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paranthelion

[‚par·ən′thē·lē‚än]
(astronomy)
A refraction phenomenon similar to a parhelion, but occurring generally at a distance of 120° (occasionally 90° and 140°) from the sun, on the parhelic circle. Also known as mock sun.
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