Proverb: With the help of the rain and the sun, the year’s provisions will not be easily finished.
Annular eclipse: when the Sun and Moon are exactly in line with the Earth, but the apparent size of the Moon is smaller than that of the Sun. Hence the Sun appears as a very bright ring, or annulus, surrounding the dark disk of the Moon.
Also called Għajnejn il-mogħża: Sun light cut obliquely by strips of cloud creating the impression of an eye pupil.
Also called Faċċi-di-kropi: Sun light cut obliquely by strips of cloud creating the impression of an eye pupil.
Proverb: the sun has got its field. Ie – the sun is surrounded by a dark halo (field) which indicates coming bad weather.
Proverb: The sun provides heat but won’t boil any pot – ie: One needs to work to earn one’s living
Proverb: ‘the sun will show from the morning how the day will unfold.’
Expression: stated of someone who is a pest, one who can’t resist the temptation to annoy or bedevil.
chromosphere (literally, “sphere of color”): the second of the three main layers in the Sun’s atmosphere and is roughly 3,000 to 5,000 kilometers deep. The chromosphere’s rosy red color is only apparent during eclipses. The chromosphere sits just above the photosphere and below the solar transition region. The layer of the chromosphere atop the photosphere is homogeneous. A forest of hairy-appearing spicules rise from the homogeneous layer, some of which extend 10,000 km into the corona above.
Proverb: ‘the cold and wind bring disease; the sun and rain bring bounty’. Note the play on the plural of both għalla ‘disease’ and għalla ‘crops’.
Proverb: On Thursdays, when the sun disappears into a sack, expect stormy weather.
Expression: Everything under the sun.
Proverb: A white (pale) sun draws the rain.
Idiom: ‘a sun that fries bread’ – stated to denote a blazing sun and extreme heat.
Proverb: Only God knows when it will rain or shine, ie – the weather is unpredictable as are future events.