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Post time 2018-5-12 10:43:30 |Display all floors

It's easy to mistake simple mirages for bodies of water in the desert.


Compared to Fata Morganas, inferior mirages are created when air near the ocean or earth's surface is much warmer than the air above it. Light passing through these layers of air bends, producing an inverted, displaced mirage of an object (for example, a distant mountain range or the blue sky) that appears below the object itself.

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On hot days, roads sometimes appear like they're wet.


This phenomenon is another example of an inferior mirage. Like sand in the desert, roads hold onto heat and warm up the air directly above it. Your brain then mistakenly perceives an inferior mirage of the sky as water on the ground reflecting light.

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This isn't a lens flare from a camera.


Sundogs, or parahelia, are created when sunlight is refracted by ice crystals drifting in the air. The result is one or more patches of bright light located around the sun.

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These are clouds, not UFOs.


Known for their saucer-like appearance, lenticular clouds are stationary clouds that usually form on the downwind side of a mountain range, given that the temperature is low enough. Under the right conditions, moisture in the air condenses to form these massive, striking shapes in the sky.

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This moth has wings that look exactly like a snake's head.


When threatened, the atlas moth drops to the ground and flaps its wings. The tips of the insect's wings look incredibly similar to a snake's head, which allows the moth to scare off predators.

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Very good images of some of the rarest events on our planet.
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ceciliazhang Post time: 2018-5-12 10:40
This "underwater waterfall" is not what it seems.
Along the shoreline of Mauritius, there appears to ...

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