Glory and Specter of the Brocken
|T. Credner, S. Kohle
© Copyright by the observers
The above image was taken in a foggy forest on Tenerife island.
With the sun in the back the own shadow could be seen in the fog,
the so called Specter of the Brocken. The surrounding bright ring
is a Glory, an effect of back scattered light from small water
droplets. Simultaneously the effect of forward scattering could be
seen in the opposite direction, a colorful
corona aureole around the sun.
the above image and comparison with the simultaneous Corona
M.G.J. Minnaert: "Light and Color in the Outdoors", Springer-Verlag
R. Greenler: "Rainbows, Halos, and Glories", Cambridge University Press