Magical natural event "Brocken Spectre" captured at the Cliffs of Moher - PHOTO
By: IrishCentral Columnists | Published Monday, February 20, 2012, 3:00 PM | Updated Monday, February 20, 2012, 3:00 PM
|Sean Tomkins / Irishlandscapes.ie CLICK TO ENLARGE|
The image above was snapped by one of our readers, Sean Tomkins
, at the Cliffs of Moher, in County Clare. As well as catching the natural beauty of the cliffs, the photograph shows a rare natural optical even called a "Brocken Spectre".
This is defined as "a magnified shadow of an observer, typically surrounded by rainbow-like bands, thrown on to a bank of cloud in high mountain areas when the sun is low" by the Oxford dictionary.