Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Atlas Obscura: A look at mirages

You’ve all seen mirages. One of the most common is a phantom image that looks like water on a highway. Mirages are caused by vertical variations in temperature that can bend light rays, resulting in distant objects looking much different than their actual appearance. Atlas Obscura has an interesting article on mirages this week that explains how mirages are formed and has some excellent images of mirages to view. You can read it here.

Source: Brocken Inaglory, Commons Wikimedia