25 November 19

Related to atmospheric ducting are atmospheric optics; What is the atmospheric optic Fata Morgana

  1. Complex mirage 
  2. Polar mirage
  3. Meteorological optical phenomena 
  4. Naturally occurring phenomena

Answer is 1… Complex mirage. It is a complex form of a superior mirage. It is an Italian term named after the Arthurian sorceress Morgan le Fay. The Flying Dutchman, according to folklore, is a ghost ship that can never go home, and is doomed to sail the oceans forever. The Flying Dutchman is usually spotted from afar, sometimes seen to be glowing with ghostly light. One of the possible explanations of the origin of the Flying Dutchman legend is a Fata Morgana mirage seen at sea.

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