Brocken spectre
Brocken specter Brock"en spec"ter or Brocken spectre Brock"en spec"tre [Trans. of G. Brockengespenst.] A mountain specter (which see), esp. that observed on the Brocken, in the Harz Mountains. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Brocken spectre — Brocken spectre. This is not actually on Brocken, but was taken in the Tanzawa Mountains in Japan; despite the name, the phenomenon is not unique to Brocken and can occur in any misty mountain region …   Wikipedia

  • Brocken spectre — /brokˈən spekˈtər/ noun The shadow of an observer, enlarged and often surrounded by coloured lights, thrown onto a bank of cloud, a phenomenon sometimes encountered on mountain tops ORIGIN: Brocken, a peak in the Harz mountains of Germany …   Useful english dictionary

  • brocken spectre —    Also known as Spectre of the Brocken and mountain spectre. The name Brocken spectre, or Brockengespenst in German, refers to the Brocken, a peak in the Harz mountains in Germany. It is used to denote a * physical illusion consisting of the… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • Brocken spectre — noun a magnified shadow of an observer thrown on to a bank of cloud in high mountain areas when the sun is low. Origin C19: named after the Brocken, the highest of the Harz Mountains in Germany …   English new terms dictionary

  • Brocken spectre — /brɒkən ˈspɛktə/ (say brokuhn spektuh) noun a phenomenon, sometimes observed in mountain regions during fog or mist when the sun is behind the observer, in which the observer s shadow appears to be surrounded by rainbow colours; glory. {named… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Spectre de Brocken — avec Gloire Un spectre de Brocken ou spectre du Brocken (en allemand Brockengespenst) est l ombre considérablement agrandie d un objet, observée d un sommet montagneux dans la direction opposée au Soleil, sur un nuage de gouttelettes d eau ou sur …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Spectre de brocken — avec Gloire Un spectre de Brocken ou spectre du Brocken (en allemand Brockengespenst) est l ombre considérablement agrandie d un objet, observée d un sommet montagneux dans la direction opposée au Soleil, sur un nuage de gouttelettes d eau ou sur …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Spectre du Brocken — Spectre de Brocken Spectre de Brocken avec Gloire Un spectre de Brocken ou spectre du Brocken (en allemand Brockengespenst) est l ombre considérablement agrandie d un objet, observée d un sommet montagneux dans la direction opposée au Soleil, sur …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Spectre de Broken — Spectre de Brocken Spectre de Brocken avec Gloire Un spectre de Brocken ou spectre du Brocken (en allemand Brockengespenst) est l ombre considérablement agrandie d un objet, observée d un sommet montagneux dans la direction opposée au Soleil, sur …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Brocken (disambiguation) — Brocken is the highest peak in northern Germany. It also may refer to: *Sender Brocken, a facility for FM and TV transmitters on Brocken Mountain *Brocken spectre, also called Brocken bow or mountain spectre , an atmospheric optical phenomena… …   Wikipedia

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