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sun dog

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  •  Language: English
      • Substantive
        •  sun dog[Edit] : Optical phenomenon associated with the refraction of sunlight by ice crystals which appears at a position of circa 22° to the left and/or right of the sun.
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            CastilianFenómeno óptico de común ocurrencia, asociado con la reflexión/refracción de la luz, producto de una gran cantidad de partículas de hielo en las nubes cirro. Se manifiestan como a 22º a la izquierda o derecha del sol como manchas brillantes y hasta coloridas en el cielo.
            EnglishOptical phenomenon associated with the refraction of sunlight by ice crystals which appears at a position of circa 22° to the left and/or right of the sun.
            GermanDurch die Brechung des Lichts an Eiskristallen hervorgerufener optischer Effekt, der in einem Abstand von rund 22° links oder rechts, manchmal auch beidseitig, neben der Sonne auftritt.
            ItalianFenomeno ottico atmosferico dovuto alla rifrazione della luce solare da parte dei piccoli cristalli di ghiaccio sospesi nell'atmosfera: appare tipicamente come macchia luminosa e colorata nel cielo, a circa 22° o più sulla sinistra e/o destra del Sole.
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