Optical illusion see ship floating in air

An amazing optical illusion has been captured by a man in the UK.

There are only so many polite words that come to mind when one spots a ship apparently hovering above the ocean during a stroll along the English coastline.

David Morris was stunned when he noticed a giant tanker floating above the water as he looked out to sea from a hamlet near Falmouth in Cornwall.

The strange view is an example of an optical illusion known as a superior mirage.

Such illusions are reasonably common in the Arctic but can also happen in UK winters when the atmospheric conditions are right.

The illusion is caused by something called a temperature inversion. This is when warm air sits on top of a band of colder air. Usually, it is the opposite way around.

Because cold air is denser than warm air, it means light rays coming from the ship are bent downwards as it passes through the colder air. This makes the ship appear in a higher position than it really is – in this instance, above the sea surface.

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rocky
rocky
1 month ago

that is not real

mackenzie
mackenzie
1 month ago

wow

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1 month ago

Wow

jake the cool man
jake the cool man
1 month ago

thats my dad

lucy
lucy
1 month ago

wow thats amazing

paige 1
paige 1
1 month ago

wow
i thought it was just floating!

Last edited 1 month ago by paige 1
RAT
RAT
1 month ago

… that weird

Miles Morales
Miles Morales
1 month ago

wow

ilovecheese
ilovecheese
1 month ago

wow imagine if that happened durring Americas cup all the boats whould be floating!

Josh
Josh
30 days ago

Wow this is cool

Last edited 30 days ago by Josh
SMART GUY
SMART GUY
30 days ago

Wow

Huiop
Huiop
29 days ago

E

dirt
dirt
28 days ago

wow i think its photoshopped

Luella
Luella
27 days ago

it almost looks photo shopped

Jasmin
Jasmin
19 hours ago

WOW IT LOOKS SO REAL

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