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'Flying ship' filmed from New Zealand beach

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Alchopwn

What a beautiful example of Fata Morgana. Are we aware of where it was reflecting from? Which ship it is?

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MissJatti

You see this sort of stuff in Formula 1 where the tarmac looks wet and shiney

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acute

The gravity is all wrong in the southern hemisphere. :yes:

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Kleng
12 minutes ago, Alchopwn said:

What a beautiful example of Fata Morgana. Are we aware of where it was reflecting from? Which ship it is?

The ship could have possibly been in the exact location pictured, while the light is being refracted to show the sky as being "below" it. 

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MissJatti
18 minutes ago, Alchopwn said:

What a beautiful example of Fata Morgana. Are we aware of where it was reflecting from? Which ship it is?

The flying Dutchman

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freetoroam

Puzzling?

its called looming or superior mirage:

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Depending on atmospheric conditions, the objects can appear to be elevated or lowered, stretched or stooped. 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Looming_and_similar_refraction_phenomena

 

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Iilaa'mpuul'xem
2 hours ago, acute said:

The gravity is all wrong in the southern hemisphere. :yes:

Definitely, the Ghost ship the Flying Dutchman... I am not buying into that Fatty Morgan rubbish. 

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OverSword

Super cool.  Would love to see something like that in person.

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micky 32

I saw this once looking out on a beach in Wales. It looked like the ship was floating in the air above the water, looked cool. It's some sort of mirage.

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Yuloth

Must be first time beach goers.  Here is a flying boat: 

 

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