Brock·en specter | \ ˈbräkən- \
variants: or Brocken bow
Definition of Brocken specter
: an optical phenomenon sometimes seen from the summit of mountains or from an aircraft when the observer is between the sun and a mass of cloud, the figures of the observer and surrounding objects being seen projected on the cloud much enlarged and often encircled by rainbow colors — compare glory sense 6a (3)
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