[Joseph Smith Diary]
Mercury 1 Deg[ree] below zero at sunrise. * Semicircle near the Zenith. [Williard Richards, Joseph Smith's scribe, includes a third drawing of circles at this point.]
* [Richard includes at this point a fourth drawing of circles, with the following written sideways on the page, along side the drawing:] Parhelion. Appearance of the Sun. March 23d 1843 at 7 1/2 o'clock A.M. Parhelion. The colors of the circles were of the hue of the rainbow only brighter.
[Signs in the sky receive a lot of attention during early 1843.]
[Source: Faulring, Scott (ed.), An American Prophet's Record: The Diaries and Journals of Joseph Smith: Joseph Smith Diary, 1843, http://amzn.to/jsdiaries]