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Bishop's ring

noun, Meteorology.
1.
a reddish-brown corona occasionally seen around the sun, caused by volcanic dust in the atmosphere.
Origin of Bishop's ring
after Sereno E. Bishop (1827-1909), U.S. missionary in Hawaii, who described such rings, resulting from the explosion of Krakatoa, in 1883
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