Weather Tidbits: Inferior Mirages

Mirages are broken down in this Weather Tidbits. A mirage is a refraction phenomenon that makes an object appear to be displaced from its true position. They are created by light passing through and being bended by air layers of different densities. An inferior mirages is when an object appears lower than it actually is and is the more common of the two. It forms mostly over deserts on calm and clear summer days where surface temperatures rise sharply.

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