NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - It's a bird, it' a plane, no, it's a floating city? Residents of the Chinese cities of Jiangxi and Foshan claim to have seen a floating city in the sky. Many reportedly witnessed it. What some did not know is that what they witnessed was actually an optical illusion. According to published reports out of China, the 'Fata Morgana' is a type of mirage that distorts distant objects on land or sea. It happens when the sun heats the atmosphere above the land or ocean creating gradients of temperatures.
Floating #City Appears Over #China, Some Residents are Calling it an Inter-Dimensional #Portal______________________Thousands of people in the Chinese cities of #Jiangxi and #Foshan claim to have seen a 'floating city' in the sky. Many residents believed they had witnessed an inter-dimensional portal or a parallel universe, but weather experts say the #phenomenon is known as an #optical #illusion called "Fata Morgana". Apparently, this illusion is a type of mirage that distorts distant objects, can be can be seen on land or sea, and caused when the sun heats up the atmosphere above the land or oceans, which creates a gradient of temperatures.