anthelion /antˈhiːlɪən, anˈθiːlɪən/


I. noun

1. a luminous halo round a shadow projected by the sun on to a cloud or fog bank.
2. a parhelion seen opposite the sun in the sky.
– origin late 17th cent.: from Greek anthēlion, neuter of anthēlios ‘opposite to the sun’, from anth- (variant of anti- ‘against’) + hēlios ‘sun’.

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