Arc of Lowitz

Arc of Lowitz

[loh-vits]
noun Meteorology.
a halo or arc of light, occurring infrequently, which extends diagonally downward from a 22° parhelion.
Also, Lowitz arc.


Origin:
named after Tobias Lowitz (1757-1804), German-born chemist, who published a description of a halo display observed in St. Petersburg in 1790

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