Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A luminous spot on a lunar halo.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A bright spot on a lunar halo, produced by refraction through a preponderating number of ice-crystals floating perpendicularly or vertically; a mock moon.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Meteor.) A mock moon; an image of the moon which sometimes appears at the point of intersection of two lunar halos. Cf. parhelion.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A bright, circular spot, sometimes seen on a lunar halo, caused by refraction through ice crystals

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[para– + Greek selēnē, moon.]

Examples

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  • Illusions might come from Fellini

    Or wonders from work of a genie,

    And in right condition

    The moon’s a magician,

    As witness the paraselene.

    March 10, 2018