Hovering Boats Usually Not Mirages

Hovering Boats are Usually Not Mirages, they are beyond False Horizons

Perfect images of boats hovering in the sky are not mirages. Mirages distort and invert images. Even non-mirage refraction effects like looming will not create this effect (as they raise up the water as well as the boat).

It's a false horizon. The surface of the water is just taking on the color of the sky because of a combination of lighting, clouds, the calmness of the water surface, and a little haze.

In this video, I show how to use my refraction simulator to see what's going on with mirages, and why this is not a mirage.

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