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Brocken, Spectre Of The

BROCKEN, SPECTRE OF THE (so named from having been first observed in 1780 on the Brocken), an enormously magnified shadow of an observer cast upon a bank of cloud when the Sun is low in high mountain regions, reproducing every motion of the observer in the form of a gigantic but misty image of himself.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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