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IPT
01/22/2016, 03:12 AM
Fata Morgana of course. An optical illusion of sorts that occurs from different layers of air because of a temperature differential. Very wild to see. Makes you think your eyes are playing tricks on you unless you know what you're looking at.

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk319/IPTalaska/RC%20forum/fata-1_zpscvhlash2.jpg (http://s283.photobucket.com/user/IPTalaska/media/RC%20forum/fata-1_zpscvhlash2.jpg.html)

A little closer...

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk319/IPTalaska/RC%20forum/fata-2_zps0z6etzoo.jpg (http://s283.photobucket.com/user/IPTalaska/media/RC%20forum/fata-2_zps0z6etzoo.jpg.html)

Pretty strange...though the peak is clearly above the layered air.

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk319/IPTalaska/RC%20forum/fata-6_zpsslozyu0j.jpg (http://s283.photobucket.com/user/IPTalaska/media/RC%20forum/fata-6_zpsslozyu0j.jpg.html)

Misled
01/22/2016, 04:32 PM
Very cool!!! :wave:

Recty
01/22/2016, 05:56 PM
Nice. I was seeing those exact mountains, probably the same day you were (Saturday the 16th in my case) from Hiland drive out in Eagle River.

They looked pretty neat, I wished I had my camera with me.