Circular rainbow in a white...

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

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Zzyzx - Oct 27, 2005 12:39 am - Voted 10/10

Spectacular!

I've never seen anything like this! Did you have any Pink Floyd tunes to go with it?

Misha

Misha - Oct 27, 2005 11:49 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Spectacular!

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 :)

HikeMonkey

HikeMonkey - Nov 1, 2005 8:07 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Spectacular!

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

sich

sich - Oct 27, 2006 3:37 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Spectacular!

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.

desainme

desainme - Oct 27, 2005 12:38 pm - Hasn't voted

Ghost of the Matterhorn party!

Looks weird.

2skinners - Feb 22, 2006 3:48 pm - Voted 10/10

Wow!!

That is one of the coolest things I think I have ever seen.
-2skinners-

Allan Blasdale

Allan Blasdale - Mar 20, 2006 9:45 pm - Voted 10/10

Incredible

In 50 years of hiking the Sierra I have never seen anything like this. Absolutely incredible-and beautiful.
Allan

lcarreau

lcarreau - Mar 26, 2008 9:34 am - Voted 10/10

Geez ...

Makes me want to get out a 'Blue Oyster Cult' CD. Absolutely amazing!!!
Larry

jpmossy

jpmossy - May 6, 2009 7:45 pm - Hasn't voted

trippy

this is really cool, never experienced one of these, but a similar almost 360 deg rainbow in the crater of mt waialeale on kauai

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