So what happens on Kitt Peak on a cloudy, foggy night? We make
our own Brocken Spectres of course! Here one of our guides, Roy
Lorenz, poses while being illuminated by a flash light from behind.
The camera looks in the anti-flashlight direction and captures Roy's
shadow stretching into the distance (Brocken Spectre) as well as
the Glory (the colored rings of light) that surround his head. Mountain
climbers often see this effect in the fog with sunlight. However... you
can make your own if you have well-matched fog water droplets.
Please visit this webpage about
and other atmospheric phenomena.
Minimum credit line: Roy Lorenz/Adam and Miwa Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF
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