mock sun

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Synonyms for mock sun

a bright spot on the parhelic circle

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The sundogs, also known as mock suns, were observed at around 10 p.
Also called mock suns, these bright spots are caused by a combination of reflection and refraction in horizontally floating ice platelets.
Its name comes from the fact that the mock suns or sun dogs, also called "parhelia," usually appear on the parhelic circle when the circle is visible at all.