Hiking photographer captures stunning 'angel in the sky' phenomenon

A photographer captured a magical scene while hiking in the UK this month– a phenomenon that appears to create an 'angel in the sky'.

was hiking through in the Peak District National Park in Derbyshire, central England where he encountered brocken specter.

This weather event occurs when an observer stands on an elevated area that reaches above the upper surface of a cloud with the sun at their back.

Light reflects in the back of their shadow and forms a 'circular glory' of colors around their dark figure that may appear enormous - Howdle said his looked 'a mile long'.

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A photographer captured a magical scene while hiking in the UK this month– a phenomenon that appears to create an 'angel in the sky'. Lee Howdle was hiking through in the Peak District National Park in Derbyshire, central England where he encountered brocken specter

A photographer captured a magical scene while hiking in the UK this month– a phenomenon that appears to create an 'angel in the sky'. Lee Howdle was hiking through in the Peak District National Park in Derbyshire, central England where he encountered brocken specter

Howdle, who stood on Mam Tor, a 1,696-foot hill in the High Peak area of the National Park, captured the stunning scene using his Canon 5d Mk4 camera.

'My shadow looked huge. It was in this circular rainbow,' he told SWNS.

'I took some photos of it and carried on walking. It was like an angel in the sky over the hills, it was quite magical.'

'I have never seen this before in my life. I read about it once on the internet,' he told SWNS. It's really amazing and I feel very blessed to have captured such a magical moment.'

Another photographer was fortunate enough to capture a different weather phenomenon that produced a similar angelic display.

This weather event occurs when an observer stands on an elevated area that reaches above the upper surface of a cloud with the sun at their back. Light reflects in the back of their shadow and forms a 'circular glory' of colors around their dark figure that may appear enormous - Howdle said his looked 'a mile long

This weather event occurs when an observer stands on an elevated area that reaches above the upper surface of a cloud with the sun at their back. Light reflects in the back of their shadow and forms a 'circular glory' of colors around their dark figure that may appear enormous - Howdle said his looked 'a mile long

Howdle, who stood on Mam Tor, a 1,696-foot hill in the High Peak area of the National Park, captured the stunning scene using his Canon 5d Mk4 camera

Howdle, who stood on Mam Tor, a 1,696-foot hill in the High Peak area of the National

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