Monday, October 19, 2015

Floating City on Clouds in China

skyscrapers, city, city on the sky, city on the clouds, China

Thousands of people in China reported seeing "skyscrapers or city" on the sky. Nope, they are not building artificial land on the sky the people actually experienced a rare type of Mirage called
Fata Morgana. Fata Morgana is an unusual and complex form of superior mirage that is seen in a narrow band right above the horizon.

"Fata Morgana mirages distort the object or objects which they are based on significantly, often such that the object is completely unrecognizable. A Fata Morgana can be seen on land or at sea, in polar regions or in deserts. This kind of mirage can involve almost any kind of distant object, including boats, islands and the coastline." (wikipedia)

"A Fata Morgana is often rapidly changing. The mirage comprises several inverted (upside down) and erect (right side up) images that are stacked on top of one another. Fata Morgana mirages also show alternating compressed and stretched zones." (wikipedia)

It was captured by a news video and it does look like a huge city with tall skyscrapers floating on the clouds. It was quite amazing.

I hope next time it would look like a scene from the video game Bioshock Infinite.
Bioshock Infinite

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