parhelic


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relating to or resembling a parhelion

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These events, which I describe in more detail in my book Marking Time (Wiley, October 1999), seem to have been set in train by a combined Sun pillar and parhelic circle seen by Constantine and his men almost 1,700 years ago.
I'm referring to the daytime halo phenomenon called the parhelic circle.
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.
When the parhelic circle is complete or nearly so, it can be an awesome sight.
John Laughlin of Cody, Wyoming, blocked the Sun with his first to reveal a segment of the horizontal parhelic circle at the Old Faithful geyser in Yellowstone National Park.