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Fata Morgana in the Arctic

  • By Ellie Van Os
  • Mar 19, 2024

Fata Morgana – North Hinlopen6C7A5358

Fata Morgana is a pretty simple physics principle. When there is a large difference in temperature between a surface and the air immediately above it, this causes a thermal inversion due to the difference in density that bends the light making objects on the horizon appear lengthened or raised up.

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