September 22, 2015

The Brocken Spectre


β€œI have seen many halos in the mountains, beautiful storm clouds, incredible sun rays, but this was my first time seeing the Brocken Spectre,” she said. β€œIt's truly a spectacular sight to see.” A "Brocken Spectre" occurs when a person is standing above the horizon, causing a shadow to be cast on the mist or cloud below. As a result, a circular rainbow halo forms around the shadow or "Spectre." Hikers Capture Photo of Rare Optical Illusion on Mount Rainier - ABC News

Posted by gerardvanderleun at September 22, 2015 12:09 AM
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I've seen this, personally, on Mt Rainier several times. I didn't know it would some day be an internet sensation. Too bad I never knew how to operate a camera back in the day.

Posted by: Casey Klahn at September 22, 2015 8:27 AM