Photographer David Morris mentioned he was “amazed and really baffled” by the optical phantasm however admitted he had seen one thing comparable earlier than, in keeping with the U.Okay.’s ITV.
The ship regarded prefer it was floating due to the same coloring of the distant sky and sea, in keeping with ITV.
“Superior mirages happen due to the climate situation referred to as a temperature inversion, the place chilly air lies near the ocean with hotter air above it,” BBC meteorologist David Braine mentioned.
He mentioned the mirage seems due to “particular atmospheric circumstances that bend gentle,” including the phenomenon is frequent within the Arctic however sometimes happens within the U.Okay.
“Since chilly air is denser than heat air, it bends gentle in the direction of the eyes of somebody standing on the bottom or on the coast, altering how a distant object seems,” he mentioned.
Final week, one other man in Scotland obtained a photograph of a ship that regarded prefer it was crusing by means of the sky.
“Noticed an actual life optical phantasm in Banff right this moment,” Colin McCallum wrote in a viral Fb publish of his image off the coast of Aberdeen in northern Scotland.