Definition of mock moon in English:

mock moon

noun

Astronomy
  • A paraselene.

    • ‘Parhelia, or mock suns, and Paraselenae, or mock moons, are quite common.’
    • ‘These intensified light spots are called parhelia, sundogs or mock suns; Similar effects associated with the moon are paraselena or mock moons.’
    • ‘An explanation of the mock moons and axial light would be nice, too!’