Visual deception of ships flying in the air, captured on camera
LONDON: Three large ships and cruise ships can be seen floating in the air above the water’s surface in a photo that is going viral around the world.
This scene is seen on Panton Beach in Devon in which the whole situation can be seen in one picture. Of course it can be called a beautiful poster picture. It is as if ships are flying or hovering in the air.
According to experts, this is called a sea mirage-like visual deception which is technically called ‘FATA Morgana’. In Phatamorgana, when the temperature of the sea or the surface of the earth rises due to the heat of the sun, this difference causes the rays of light to turn and the water-like object in the desert or the boats on the sea appear to be floating in the air. Another photo taken last year shows a red ship floating in the air off the coast of Aberdeenshire.