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  • adj. of or pertaining to parhelia

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to parhelia.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as parheliacal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. relating to or resembling a parhelion


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  • The large halo that surrounds the sky is the parhelic circle with 120 degree parhelion little sun dogs I think.


  • The sundog, the parhelic circle and the 120 degree parhelion: and the 120 degree parhelion shining brightly.


  • - a bright spot on the parhelic circle; caused by diffraction by ice crystals; "two or more parhelia are usually seen at once", sunspot - a cooler darker spot appearing periodically on the sun's photosphere; associated with a strong magnetic field

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  • Environmental Graffiti: 'The parhelic circle appears like a white band circling the sky and always at the same height above the horizon as the sun. Usually only fragments are seen, extending from ā€˜sundogsā€™ in the directions away from the sun.'

    July 24, 2008