Bishop's ring

noun Meteorology.
a reddish-brown corona occasionally seen around the sun, caused by volcanic dust in the atmosphere.

after Sereno E. Bishop (1827–1909), U.S. missionary in Hawaii, who described such rings, resulting from the explosion of Krakatoa, in 1883 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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