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Mirage - 13.4.2019 at 07.30 - 13.4.2019 at 08.30 Närpes Observation number 82313

Visibility Unclassified

I described swans and I think that background is weaving.

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  • Common atmospheric phenomena
    • Mirage info

      Mirage is a light phenomenon that occurs when there are layers of air of different temperatures in the atmosphere. The light gets reflected between these different layers.

      This can happen, for example, in the spring over the water when the sea is still cold and the sun is already heating up the air .

      In mirages, distant objects may appear even if you do not otherwise see them. Their shape is more or less distorted. Objects like boats or islands may also appear to be hanging upside down in the sky.

      Mirages involving landscape objects and celestial bodies are reported to the Skywarden. Asphalt mirages are not collected, since they are quite common during the summer months.

      In this mirage small islands seem to be hanging from the air over the sea. Image by Peter von Bagh.

      The Moon distorted on a mirage. Photo by Aki Taavitsainen.

      Island mirages over an ocean covered by ice. Image by Pentti Arpalahti.

Comments: 5 pcs
Mikko Peussa - 13.4.2019 at 19.43 Report this

Kyllähän siellä kangastus on. Kivat kuvat!

Heikki Mahlamäki - 14.4.2019 at 10.44 Report this

Kiitos Mikko!

Jari Luomanen - 14.4.2019 at 19.46 Report this

Hieno tilanne! 

Anne Pöyhönen - 15.4.2019 at 23.12 Report this

Tosi hienoja! Näkyy kevään lämmin aurinko ja sen aikaansaannokset ihan mahtavasti! Joutsenet nauttii.


Heikki Mahlamäki - 16.4.2019 at 20.40 Report this

Kiiots kommenteista Jari ja Anne!

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