Astonishing Photo Shows A Giant Ship Hovering Over The Sea Off The Coast Of Cornwall

Posted by Sama in Bizarre On 7th March 2021
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The photo of a floating ship over the sea of Cornwall in the UK has gone viral for its very unique optical illusion. According to the meteorologist David Braine, an optical illusion is quite common in the Arctic but it is very rare to observe in the UK and that too in winters.

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The astonishing moment when a photographed image shows a huge ship hovering over the sea in what appears to be a rare optical illusion. 

The image was captured by David Morris near Falmouth, Cornwall.

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BBC meteorologist David Braine said the "superior mirage" occurred because of "special atmospheric conditions that bend light".

According to him, an illusion is quite common in the Arctic but it is very rare for it to appear in the UK during the winter season.

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Mr. Morris says he was astonished after capturing the unique illusion while looking out to sea from the hamlet of Gillan.

According to David Braine: "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.

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

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"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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