arc lowitz

Arc of Lowitz

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

named after Tobias Lowitz (1757-1804), German-born chemist, who published a description of a halo display observed in St. Petersburg in 1790 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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