A picture A ship “floating” in the Cornish sky (United Kingdom) Last Thursday (28/7), a lot of people were confused when it was recorded. Information Page Not Found/Extended.
It is actually an optical illusion. The event is known Fat Morgana (The name comes from a witch in the story of King Arthur) Or High IntimidationAn illusion, a thermal inversion, occurs when warm air meets cold water.
The type of event is common in the Arctic, but Rare in England (usually occurs in winter, but the country is in summer), which happened last year off the coast of Scotland.
“Top wonders are caused by a weather phenomenon known as a temperature inversion, where cooler air sits alongside warmer air near the ocean.”BBC meteorologist David Brain explained.
In calm climates, the regular separation between warm and cold (dense) air near the Earth’s surface acts as a refracting lens, creating an inverted image, making the distant image appear to float, as seen in the images below. New Zealand:
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