Also a type of superior mirage. People on the arctic coast have told stories about seeing cities in the sky before, probably attributed to this phenomena. Also may be responsible for the "flying dutchman" LINK
A Fata Morgana is an unusual and complex form of superior mirage that is seen in a narrow band right above the horizon. It is an Italian phrase derived from the vulgar Latin for "fairy" and the Arthurian sorceress Morgan le Fay, from a belief that these mirages, often seen in the Strait of Messina, were fairy castles in the air or false land created by her witchcraft to lure sailors to their death. Although the term Fata Morgana is sometimes incorrectly applied to other, more common kinds of mirages, the true Fata Morgana is not the same as an ordinary superior mirage, nor is it the same as an inferior mirage.
This one is in Anchorage. The mirage is a distorted view of the Alaska Range a couple hundred miles away.
Images on the horizon are extreme distortions
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