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parhelia

Another name for sun dogs.
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Drivers can be licensed directly from Xi Graphics for use with Matrox's standard Parhelia products.
In his edition of Descartes' "The World" (Mahoney, Ed) New York: Abaris Books, pxv-xvii, 1979, Michael Mahoney suggests that Descartes had a mechanical insight of unity, of a world machine, from working on parhelia and other meteorological phenomena.
the multiple births running from two to ten,(53) or parhelia (mock suns) numbering from one to four,(54) some of which seem to be beyond the range of the empirically verfiable.
Granger entitled 'A Curious Sky Phenomenon', (concerning parhelia and phenomena of light effects as seen from an aircraft).
For example, we occasionally see yellows and greens in parhelia, the patches of light that can appear 22[degrees] or more to either side of the Sun.
a professional graphics company, has begun shipping its Parhelia graphics cards with Coloreal Visual, which enables monitors to be color matched with ICC profiles.
Delivering the highest quality, excellent performance and unique features, the Matrox Parhelia line of graphics boards is the first to offer a multitude of new features, including a full 256-bit DDR memory interface, partial compatibility with Microsoft(R) DirectX(R) 9.
When cirrus clouds contain ice crystals with the proper orientation, a pair of these parhelia (Greek for "beside the Sun") can appear 22[degrees] or more to either side of the Sun, sometimes on a sky-circling band called the parhelic circle.
Constantine's apparition occurred while the Sun was low in the sky, making possible the halo structure called the parhelic circle, so named because the two bright parhelia, or "sundogs," 22[degree sign] from the Sun lie upon it.