Arc of Lowitz

Arc of Lowitz
/loh"vits/, Meteorol.
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]

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