Definition of mock sun in English:

mock sun

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noun

Astronomy
  • A parhelion.
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    • 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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