noun, plural paraselenae [par-uh-si-lee-nee] . Meteorology.
a bright moonlike spot on a lunar halo; a mock moon.
Also called moondog.
Compare parhelion.

1645–55; < Neo-Latin, equivalent to para- para-1 + Greek selḗnē the moon

paraselenic [par-uh-si-lee-nik, -len-ik] , adjective Unabridged
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paraselene (ˌpærəsɪˈliːnɪ)
n , pl -nae
meteorol Compare parhelion Also called: mock moon a bright image of the moon on a lunar halo
[C17: New Latin, from para-1 + Greek selēnē moon]

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