Mountain specter

Moun´tain spec´ter


1.An optical phenomenon sometimes seen on the summit of mountains (as on the Brocken) when the observer is between the sun and a mass of cloud. The figures of the observer and surrounding objects are seen projected on the cloud, greatly enlarged and often encircled by rainbow colors.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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