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anthelion


anthelion


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Anthelion  \Ant*hel"ion\  (?;  277,  106),  n.;  pl  {Anthelia}. 
  [Pref.  anti  +  Gr  ?  sun.]  (Meteor.) 
  A  halo  opposite  the  sun,  consisting  of  a  colored  ring  or 
  rings  around  the  shadow  of  the  spectator's  own  head,  as 
  projected  on  a  cloud  or  on  an  opposite  fog  bank.