Brocken Spectre

 

A Brocken Spectre seen near 'The Sleeping Giant' at Rannoch.

A Brocken Spectre is created when the sun casts your shadow onto mist below you. The shadow is projected onto the mist which is like a three dimensional screen such that youcan see the Brocken Spectre down a tunnel in the mist. A person standing next to you will see their Brocken Spectre but not yours. The shadow is ringed by a spectrum created as the droplets of water in the mist separate the waves lengths of white light into the component colours.

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