circumzenithal love

Definitions

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  • adj. Around the zenith

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • About or near the zenith; relating to objects or observations near the zenith.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Normal rainbows are made when light penetrates raindrops and re-emerges out the other side in the same direction but the inverted types, known as circumzenithal arcs, are caused when sunlight bounces off ice crystals high in the atmosphere, sending the light rays back up.

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  • But this is no fantasy or trick of the light, it is known as a circumzenithal arc.

    Unexplained Mysteries

  • this is no fantasy or trick of the light, it is known as a circumzenithal arc.

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  • If I understand your description correctly, you observed a circumzenithal arc.

    Mystery Rainbow? at cvillenews.com

  • The circumzenithal arc is the most beautiful of the halos.

    Mystery Rainbow? at cvillenews.com

  • The description of a circumzenithal arc from the above-linked site:

    Mystery Rainbow? at cvillenews.com

  • Also is the second halo or 46 degree halo and circumzenithal arc.

    Gizmodo

  • A circumzenithal arc crescent moon shape in the middle of the sky looks very much like a circumzenithal arc, which is parallel to the horizon but centered at and located near zenith.

    WN.com - Business News

  • A 120° parhelion crescent moon shape in the middle of the sky looks very much like a circumzenithal arc, which is parallel to the horizon but centered at and located near zenith.

    WN.com - Business News

  • The technical term for an upside-down rainbow is a circumzenithal arc.

    Freemania

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  • Environmental Graffiti: 'Appearing like an ‘upside down rainbow’ the circumzenithal arc is similarly formed by the refraction of light through horizontal ice crystals in specific cloud forms.'

    July 24, 2008