Hevelian halo

[ huh-vey-lee-uhn ]
/ həˈveɪ li ən /

noun

a faint white halo with an angular radius of 90° that is occasionally seen around the sun or the moon, thought to be caused by the reflection and refraction of sunlight by ice crystals.

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Origin of Hevelian halo

after J. Hevelius; see -ian
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