parhelion


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parhelion:

see halohalo,
in meteorology, short-lived circles or arcs, and less commonly spikes and crosses, of colored or whitish light surrounding the moon or sun or in clouds as seen from above.
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Parhelion

 

(also mock sun, sun dog), a bright circular spot seen in the sky either on one side or on both sides of the solar disk; it is a type of halo. Similar spots formed by lunar light are called paraselenae.

parhelion

[pär′hēl·yən]
(astronomy)
Either of two colored luminous spots that appear at points 22° (or somewhat more) on both sides of the sun and at the same elevation as the sun; the solar counterpart of the lunar paraselene. Also known as mock sun; sun dog.
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Mark Johnston's representatives in maidens here always merit respect, so support for well-bred newcomer Parhelion in the lingfieldpark.
Parhelion, a one-time lead horse to Derby winner Nijinsky, was Derek's first runner and since that success at Wolverhampton back in 1971, Derek has trained many winners on the flat and over the sticks.
Derek Haydn Jones, trainer of Parhelion "He's going up a notch in terms of class and we'll have to see how he copes.
His first runner Parhelion, a one time lead horse to Derby winner Nijinsky, was a winner at Wolverhampton back in 1971.
Parhelion enjoyed a change of luck in the 1m6f handicap under a fine ride from Jack Mitchell.
Winner of three 1m4f races before being touched off last time, the Ian Williams-trained fiveyear-old handled this step up in trip without a problem and responded well to pressure to score from Parhelion.
Parhelion will have learned plenty from his debut fifth at Lingfield and is expected to show the benefit in The Black Country's Only Racecourse Median Auction Maiden Stakes (7.