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Glory and Specter of the Brocken

Date:1.5.2000 Instrument:f=50mm
Place:Tenerife Observer:T. Credner, S. Kohle

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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.

See also:
Les Cowley: Simulation of 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