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Object name Fata Morgana
Caption The fata morgana mirage is one that occurs where there are low-level temperature inversions in the atmosphere - alternating warm and cold layers of air near the ground with the cooler layer beneath the warmer one. With warmer air above the cold surface layer, the object appears above its actual position. In this photo, the lower portion of the island, as well as the horizon, appears to be stretched vertically.
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