Archimedes had, according to Apuleius, treated of the rainbow and the mock sun in connexion with his researches into mirrors.
One is a representation of snow crystals, and the other is a diagram of a mock sun.
And was he only a mock sun swimming in a firmament of glories which he could have outshone?
The sun is alone, except in thick weather, when there sometimes appear to be two, but one is a mock sun.
Once in the early morning she had seen a bright light above the sun—a mock sun which shone more fiercely than a fire in daylight.
At each point of contact occurs a parhelion which is a mock sun of brilliant colors and called a sun-dog.
A parhelion or mock sun observed near Marienburg in western Prussia.
Beyond that again is a lens which throws an enlarged image of the aperture on the screen, which we may call our mock sun.