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Hillwalker describes 'brocken spectre'

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A hillwalker has described her experience of a weather effect, known as a brocken spectre, above the clouds on Bidean nam Bian in Glen Coe.

The effect is produced when a person is able to stand above the upper surface of a cloud with the sun behind them.

In the past, the phenomenon was thought to be a supernatural creature dubbed The Big Grey Man of Ben Macdui.

Carol Purcell, from Edinburgh, said the experience was "extraordinary".

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-46277410

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RoofGardener

Wow.. those pictures are amazing. 

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DebDandelion

Very interesting read! Thanx

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Essan

Been quite a few good pics of broken spectres and glories on social media the past few days - a phenomena I've yet to see myself.  

(the shadow is the spectre, the halo of light around its head is the glory)

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Not A Rockstar

Can you just imagine how the first person to ever experience that felt? Wow :) They had fun telling tales of The Old Man to their kids for sure!

That's fascinating.

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