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The illusion that faraway objects fade to blue, or even the simple fact that the sky is blue, are atmospheric illusions.

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An optical illusion caused by atmospheric conditions?

A mirage is an optical illusion which is caused by atmospheric conditions. This is often due to the refraction of light from the sky by heated air.

What is an optical illusion caused by atmospheric conditions where there are no bodies of water seen?

A mirage.

Optical illusion caused by atmospheric conditions?

A mirage is an optical illusion caused by atmospheric conditions. Light rays are bent to produce a displaced image of distant objects or the sky. A common mirage is a heat haze, On hot, sunny days, a shimmer on the road looks like pools of water. As you get closer, the image disappears.

An optical illusion caused by atmospheric conditions in which nonexistent bodies of water are seen?

An optical illusion that is caused by atmospheric conditions in which nonexistent bodies of water are seen is commonly referred to as a mirage. This is most common in extremely hot climates, and although the most common mirage is of bodies of water, there are other illusions that may appear to a person, as well.

What is an optical illusion caused by atmospheric conditions in which nonexistant bodies of water are seen?

It's called a Mirage (meee-rahhh-juh): an illusion created by light rippling in heat waves.

What is another name for optical illusion caused by atmospheric condition in which nonexistent bodies of water are seen?


Can stars be purple?

Stars may at times appear purple, but that would be an optical illusion caused by atmospheric aberrations, or something of that nature. Occasionaly stars, as seen form earth, look green, too, but that is also an example of an illusion or a trick of human vision.

How is optical illusion caused?

It is basically the way the eye sees things... and how the eye focuses.

Why stars and moon follow us?

They don't. It's caused by something called an Optical Illusion

Why is a mirage not observed in places with a moderate climate?

A mirage is an optical illusion, a trick of the light, caused by extreme heat causing a mirror effect reflecting the sky. It doesn't appear in moderate climate conditions.

What some examples of optical illusions?

Like when you are driving down the road on a hot day and up ahead in the road it looks wet, but when you get there it's not. That's a Mirage or an optical illusion.An example of an optical illusion due to refraction is the formation of rainbow caused by action of water droplets as prism.

Why is your goldfishes butt turning red when he poops?

My guess is that it is an optical illusion caused by the light reflecting off its scales as it poos.

What is the size of a supermoon?

Physically - no different than any other time. It's caused by a combination of optical illusion and distance from the Earth.

What do you call hallucinating in the desert oasis?

Hallucinating anywhere is usually the result of a mental imbalance that can be brought on by certain substances, such as 'magic mushrooms' or LSD. If you are referring to a mirage, that is not an hallucination. It is an optical illusion caused by atmospheric conditions, especially the appearance of a sheet of water in a desert. An hallucination would only be visible to the affected person while a mirage would be visible to all in the area.

Does the moon seem larger when it is on the horizen?

Yes it does; the optical illusion - and it is an illusion - is caused by having objects in the foreground to compare with the distant moon. You can confirm it is an illusion by photographing the moon high in the sky and then on the horizon; if you measure the moon it is the same diameter in both photographs.

Does the moon becomes larger on the horizon because it is closer to earth?

No. It APPEARS larger due to the "moon illusion". This is an optical illusion that may be caused by the process our brain uses receive images of this sort. Such as a celestial object set against a relative, known background. The "moon illusion" does not appear when the moon is above the horizon, and higher overhead.

What are mirages?

A mirage is a reflection visible at sea, in deserts, or above hot pavement of some distant object often in distorted form as a result of atmospheric conditions.It's actually when an optical illusion appears real, such as water on the highway. Mirages are caused when light bends and goes through one type of material and shows up on another. So on the highway, the mirage of water is NOT a reflection . It's the refraction of light through heat that gives the impression of water.

Are all full moon the same?

The appearance of full moons tend to vary in size. This is an optical illusion caused by the Earth's rotation and the distance between Earth and the Moon at the time of the full moon.

What is a wagon-wheel effect?

A wagon-wheel effect is an optical illusion in which a spoked wheel appears to rotate differently from its true rotation, usually caused by a screen in front of the visual image.

How does the refraction of light as it passes from air into water cause optical illusion?

Get a glass fill it three-quarters full of water. Place a straw in the class and look though the glass from the side. Where the straw enters the water it will appear to bend (it will appear to be more vertical than the angle of the bit out of the water. We know the straw is in fact still straight so the appearance of the bend is an optical illusion caused by the refraction of light.

What atmospheric conditions cause thunderstorm?

the sun Lighting, similar to any spark, is caused when the earth and clouds are enough oppositely charged that the electrons jump.

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What type of atmospheric conditions exist for a tsunami to occur?

A tsunami has nothing to do with the weather. They are caused by underwater earthquakes, underwater landslides and other underwater earth movements.

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Factors: Erosion occurs because of factors like wind, water, ice, human activities like deforestation etc. Weathering, on the other hand is caused by contact with the earth's atmosphere. These atmospheric conditions may be heat, pressure etc. Movement: Erosion is caused by the movement of eroding agents while in weathering there is no movement. Weathering is caused when rocks come in contact with atmospheric conditions but there is no movement involved of either of the components.

When are the conditions to start a thunderstorm likely to occur?

Thunderstorms are created by atmospheric instability. They are most commonly caused by warm, moist air colliding with cool, dry air.

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