Definition of mock sun in English:

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mock sun

noun

Informal term for parhelion.
Example sentences
  • Haloes may be accompanied by a whole array of circumzenithal arcs and parhelion (mock suns).
  • It is only when the Sun is on the horizon that we get the mock suns exactly on the 22-degree halo.
  • If you see mock suns or the 22 degree halo around the sun always look directly overhead to the zenith.

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