brocken bow
   The name Brocken bow refers to the Brocken, a peak in the Harz mountains in Germany. It is used as a synonym for the terms glory and *Ulloa's bow, provided that the latter phenomenon is accompanied by a * Brocken spectre.
   References
   Lynch, D.K., Livingston, W. (1995). Color and light in nature. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Dictionary of Hallucinations. . 2010.

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  • Brocken bow — /boh/ anticorona. [so called from frequent observation of the phenomenon by individuals standing on the BROCKEN at sunset] * * * ▪ natural phenomenon also called  Anticorona, Glory, Brocken Spectre, or Mountain Spectre,         the apparently… …   Universalium

  • brocken bow — noun see brocken specter * * * /boh/ anticorona. [so called from frequent observation of the phenomenon by individuals standing on the BROCKEN at sunset] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Brocken spectre — Brocken spectre. This is not actually on Brocken, but was taken in the Tanzawa Mountains in Japan; despite the name, the phenomenon is not unique to Brocken and can occur in any misty mountain region …   Wikipedia

  • Brocken (disambiguation) — Brocken is the highest peak in northern Germany. It also may refer to: *Sender Brocken, a facility for FM and TV transmitters on Brocken Mountain *Brocken spectre, also called Brocken bow or mountain spectre , an atmospheric optical phenomena… …   Wikipedia

  • Brocken — /brok euhn/; Ger. /brddawk euhn/, n. a mountain in N central Germany: the highest peak in the Harz Mountains. 3745 ft. (1140 m). * * * Highest point in the Harz Mountains, central Germany. Its granite peak reaches 3,747 ft (1,142 m). When the sun …   Universalium

  • brocken specter — noun or brocken bow ˈbräkən Usage: usually capitalized B Etymology: from Brocken, peak in the Harz mountains, Germany; Brocken specter, translation of German brockengespenst : an optical phenomenon sometimes seen from the summit of mountains or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Brocken specter — an optical phenomenon sometimes occurring at high altitudes when the image of an observer placed between the sun and a cloud is projected on the cloud as a greatly magnified shadow. [1920 25; see BROCKEN BOW] * * * …   Universalium

  • Ulloa's bow —    Also known as glory. The eponym Ulloa s bow refers to the Spanish naval officer, explorer, and astronomer Antonio de Ulloa y de Torre Giral (1716 1795). It is used in meteorology to denote a * physical illusion consisting of one or more… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • Fog bow — 360 degrees fogbow A fog bow, solar …   Wikipedia

  • Johann Silberschlag — Johann Esaias Silberschlag (16 November 1721 – 22 November 1791) was a German theologian and natural scientist from Aschersleben, Principality of Halberstadt.In 1760, he became an external member of the Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin,… …   Wikipedia

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