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Fri Mar 5, 2021, 10:12 PM

'Hovering ship' photographed off Cornish coast by walker

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cornwall-56286719

David Morris took a photo of the ship near Falmouth, Cornwall.

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

He said the illusion is common in the Arctic, but can appear "very rarely" in the UK during winter.

Mr Morris said he was "stunned" after capturing the picture while looking out to sea from the hamlet of Gillan

Mr Braine said: "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.

"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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Fri Mar 5, 2021, 10:15 PM

1. Don't bogart that joint, my friend.

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Fri Mar 5, 2021, 10:15 PM

2. Philadelphia Experiment

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Fri Mar 5, 2021, 10:43 PM

3. Sure, tell it to these alien abductees.

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 6, 2021, 11:17 AM

6. That remains the BEST SNL comedy routine I've ever watched!

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #6)

Sat Mar 6, 2021, 11:59 AM

7. It was hillarious.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 10:48 PM

4. Naval aviation

Naval aviation

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 9, 2021, 05:08 PM

8. Hah! An airship!

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Sat Mar 6, 2021, 10:21 AM

5. Cool!

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