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‘Hovering ship’ photographed off UK coast


Komal FatimaWeb Editor

06th Mar, 2021. 11:59 am
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Image of a bizarre ‘hovering ship is making rounds on the internet. The ship appears to be floating in the air.

As per the details, the rare picture has been taken by David Morris due to a rare optical illusion off the coast near Falmouth, Cornwall.

According to the international news agency, meteorologist David Braine from an international news agency said that the “superior mirage” occurred because of “special atmospheric conditions that bend light”.

He also said that the illusion is common in the Arctic, but can appear “very rarely” in the UK during winter.

David Morris also talked about his click, saying he was “stunned” after capturing the picture while looking out to sea from the hamlet of Gillan.

After this, BBC meteorologist David Braine also said, “Superior mirages occur because of the weather condition known as a temperature inversion, where cold air lies close to the sea with warmer air above it.

“Since cold air is denser than warm air, it bends light towards the eyes of someone standing on the ground or the coast, changing how a distant object appears.

“Superior mirages can produce a few different types of images – here a distant ship appears to float high above its actual position, but sometimes an object below the horizon can become visible.”

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