Radiance vs Halo - What's the difference?

radiance | halo |

As nouns the difference between radiance and halo

is that radiance is the quality of being radiant, shining, bright or splendid while halo is halo.




(wikipedia radiance)
  • the quality of being radiant, shining, bright or splendid
  • Girt with omnipotence, with radiance crowned. — Milton.
  • (physics) the flux of radiation emitted per unit solid angle in a given direction by a unit area of a source
  • halo


    (wikipedia halo)


  • (astronomy) A circular band of coloured light, visible around the sun or moon etc., caused by reflection and refraction of light by ice crystals in the atmosphere.
  • (astronomy) A cloud of gas and other matter surrounding and captured by the gravitational field of a large diffuse astronomical object, such as a galaxy or cluster of galaxies.
  • Anything resembling this band, such as an effect caused by imperfect developing of photographs.
  • (religion) nimbus, a luminous disc, often of gold, around or over the heads of saints, etc., in religious paintings.
  • The metaphorical aura of glory, veneration or sentiment which surrounds an idealized entity.
  • Synonyms

    * (luminous disc around head of saints in paintings) aureole, nimbus

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  • To encircle with a halo.
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