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Circular rainbow in a white out on East Ridge of Russell - October 24, 2005

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ZzyzxSpectacular!

Voted 10/10

I've never seen anything like this! Did you have any Pink Floyd tunes to go with it?
Posted Oct 27, 2005 12:39 am

MishaRe: Spectacular!

Misha

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I always wanted to witness and photograph Brocken (a formal word for this rainbow). They normally happen in a white-out so I guess you'll have to climb in uncertain weather more often to witness them :)
Posted Oct 27, 2005 11:49 am

HikeMonkeyRe: Spectacular!

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I saw one from the summit of Mt. St. Helena in northern Napa County one day. Is the morning fog consistent enough there to improve one's probability of seeing a Brocken? I don't know.



I think the coolest part about them is the shadow of the viewer in the center of the rainbow. Spooky!



-Michael
Posted Nov 1, 2005 8:07 pm

sichRe: Spectacular!

sich

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I think the coolest part about them is the shadow of the viewer in the center of the rainbow. Spooky!

Yeah, but this is happening because of the shadow. Without shadow, no Brocken spectre.
Posted Oct 27, 2006 3:37 pm

desainmeGhost of the Matterhorn party!

desainme

Hasn't voted

Looks weird.
Posted Oct 27, 2005 12:38 pm

2skinnersWow!!

2skinners

Voted 10/10

That is one of the coolest things I think I have ever seen.
-2skinners-
Posted Feb 22, 2006 3:48 pm

Allan BlasdaleIncredible

Allan Blasdale

Voted 10/10

In 50 years of hiking the Sierra I have never seen anything like this. Absolutely incredible-and beautiful.
Allan
Posted Mar 20, 2006 9:45 pm

lcarreauGeez ...

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

Makes me want to get out a 'Blue Oyster Cult' CD. Absolutely amazing!!!
Larry
Posted Mar 26, 2008 9:34 am

jpmossytrippy

jpmossy

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this is really cool, never experienced one of these, but a similar almost 360 deg rainbow in the crater of mt waialeale on kauai
Posted May 6, 2009 7:45 pm

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MishaSubmitted by Misha
on Oct 26, 2005 12:18 pm

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