- a bright moonlike spot on a lunar halo; a mock moon.
Origin of paraselene
1645–55; < New Latin, equivalent to para- para-1 + Greek selḗnē the moon
Also called moondog.
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- meteorol a bright image of the moon on a lunar haloAlso called: mock moon Compare parhelion
C17: New Latin, from para- 1 + Greek selēnē moon