The usual form of ice-crystals in clouds is a right hexagonal prism, which may be elongated as a needle or foreshortened like a thin plate.
As the line of centres becomes more ob.ique, the surface is seen more and more foreshortened and the brilliancy diminishes continuously.
The speed is very nearly four radii of the earth's orbit per year; thus the annual parallactic motion is equal to four times the parallax, for a star lying in a direction 90° from the solar apex; for stars nearer the apex or antapex it is foreshortened.
foreshortened view makes MPs look like pygmies shouting from the bottom of an untidy green pit.
foreshortened end, and not as emotionally intriguing as Chambers ' Postcards... .