Definition of Brocken spectre in English:

Brocken spectre

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Pronunciation: /ˈbrɒk(ə)n/

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A magnified shadow of an observer, typically surrounded by rainbow-like bands, thrown on to a bank of cloud in high mountain areas when the sun is low.


early 19th century: named after Brocken, where the phenomenon was first reported.

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