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Brocken spectre


                                   Over the Atlantic. Caused by the sun being behind and casting a shadow onto cloud or mist. You can see the planes shadow in the middle of the circle of colour.

Brocken spectre


                                   Over the Atlantic. Caused by the sun being behind and casting a shadow onto cloud or mist. You can see the planes shadow in the middle of the circle of colour.

comments (15)

Une photo originale avec cet arc en ciel.
Frank L Croston.: Thank you Martine.
Amazing shot, Frank! Perhaps a once in a lifetime sighting!
Frank L Croston.: I always hoped I'd see one in the Lakes...Never dreamed I'd see one over the Atlantic ocean. smile
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 18 Mar 2019, 06:02
I hadn't heard of this phenomenon, Frank. And for you to catch the plane's shadow, too - amazing
Frank L Croston.: I had read about it years ago, and always hoped to see one when walking/hiking. I didn't realise what it was 'til the other day when going through some photo's from my last flight.
WOWSER, Frank. You couldn't have planned that if you'd tried.
Frank L Croston.: Oh no I couldn't Ginnie, a thrill to see ,and capture it.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 18 Mar 2019, 06:26
This is an amazing picture, Frank. I have to confess I am not familiar with this phenomenon. For you another dream came though.......I hope you are not done dreaming, Frank!!
Frank L Croston.: Thank you Astrid, indeed, I was pleased to capture it, and no, I haven't stopped, but I must be near my limit smile
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 18 Mar 2019, 06:31
Such a strange sight Frank.
Frank L Croston.: Indeed Andrew, it was a thrill to capture it.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 Mar 2019, 06:40
Well spotted Frank. I suppose this sort of phenomenon happens all the time but we have to be vigilant to catch it..
Frank L Croston.: Thanks Chris, conditions have to be just right, I was lucky with this one.
Incroyable prise de vue , Bravo !!
Frank L Croston.: Thank you very much Claudine.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Mar 2019, 06:50
I've seen a brocken spectre when on top of Pen-y-Ghent; we were above the clouds. Not seen it when flying, though.
Frank L Croston.: I have always hoped to see one in the Lakes, so was pleased to capture this one.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 Mar 2019, 09:54
a fascinating image - and I love the dancing clouds!
Frank L Croston.: Thank you Philine, I always enjoy the views from planes. Its one of the few pleasures when flying nowadays.
On Saturday I changed the photo in a frame I keep in the kitchen. It is a snow landscape with a sundog. I just found the link from leap year in 2012:
https://justpictureit.shutterchance.com/image/2012/02/29/snowshoe-views-5/
Frank L Croston.: We see lots of sundogs here Mary, they are almost common....
I've not seen anything like that before, right place, right time, again Frank.
Frank L Croston.: Indeed Brian, I've always hoped to see one.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Mar 2019, 15:35
How brilliant is that - we saw one coming back from Jersey, but couldn't get an image at all!
Frank L Croston.: I didn't realise at the time Anne, only when I was looking at photo's the other day. I was really pleased I captured it.
Never knew there was such a thing Frank. Now I do and am impressed
Frank L Croston.: I'm pleased to add to your knowledge Bill ( Rare for me to say that to anyone ! ) smile
Fascinating! I've never seen that effect.
Frank L Croston.: I knew of it Tom, and always hoped to see one in the hills, so was pleased to see this.

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