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Woman In New Zealand shares A Stunning Clip Of Ship Floating In The Air, Netizens Amused

Users on Twitter have shared several such images of mystical optical illusion like the woman's, called Fata Morgana mostly discovered seaside.


A beachgoer in New Zealand has shared a stunning clip that projects the optical illusion of a vessel sailing in the sea like it’s seated on the horizon, and has sparked discussions on the internet. Sharing the clip of a ship appearing to float above the sea in the clouds on the YouTube, Monika Shaffner said that as she was strolling at the Mount Maunganui beach when she noticed the ship and captured the strange phenomenon on her phone. 

"I filmed this optical phenomenon that made a ship look like it was floating in the air," she wrote in the caption. The phenomenon, however, is commonly known as the Fata Morgana (Mirage), in which, the calmer weather stirs the warmer layer of the air to settle on the colder dense air that distorts the imagery to the viewer.

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Users on Twitter have shared several such images of the mystical optical illusion, mostly discovered seaside that makes the horizon hazy and the vessels sailing in the water seem settled above in the sky. This phenomenon can also be observed in the deserts as per the scientists and it usually forms a unique mirage tricking the human eye by dismantling the surrounding with respect to the objects.  

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