parhelia


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parhelia

Another name for sun dogs.
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They are also called halos or parhelia (meaning "beside the sun").
They shine to either side of the central blaze, bearing an uncanny resemblance to the parhelia sometimes seen on either side of the Sun.
Xi Graphics and Matrox have launched a suite of Xi Graphics' Accelerated-X Summit Series Linux graphics sub-system software for the Matrox Parhelia, Millennium P-Series, and QID graphics cards.
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.
Simple numerical expansions are also characteristic, e.g., 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.