Hiker left ‘speechless’ as he witnesses rare Brocken spectre weather phenomenon


A hiker has recounted the “unbelievable” moment he spotted a rare weather phenomenon while walking in North Wales.

Liam Roberts, a lorry driver from Bangor, saw a Brocken spectre while he was climbing Moel Eilio, a mountain in Snowdonia.

According to the Met Office, a Brocken spectre is a large shadow of an observer that is cast onto a cloud or mist.

When a person stands on a hill partially covered with mist, and in such a position that their shadow is projected onto the mist, they may get the illusion that a shadow is a larger-than-life person seen dimly through the mist.

Such projections are sometimes surrounded by a rainbow coloured halo, known as a glory, as witnessed and photographed by Mr Roberts.


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