circumzenithal arc

circumzenithal arc
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Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary circum- + zenithal; originally formed as French circumzénithal
: a bright rainbow-colored circular halo arc about the zenith as center convex to the sun and about 46 degrees above it

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