Sunday, 12 July 2015

Mirage and Looming

Mirage

Some Notable points about these optical phenomenon:
Both occur due to:

  • Refraction and
  • Total Internal Reflection


Mirage:

  • Lower layer - Warner
  • Upper layer - Colder
  • Occurence: Dry/Hot areas
  • Inferior image formed

Looming:
Looming
  • Lower layer - Colder
  • Upper layer - Hotter
  • Occurence: In cold areas - polar, oceans
  • Superior image formed - 'hanging'

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