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WJLA, February 01, 2013

Daily Eye Wonder February 2013

A collection of some beautiful, strange, interesting, and fascinating pictures of weather, environment and space that might let you wonder.

Omega Moon Over Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Here's a neat sequence of images of the moonrise over Cape Elizabeth, Maine. What's really cool in this series is the inverted image, or mirage, of the moon. The effect, called Omega, occurs when refraction in the lower atmosphere, due to a steep temperature gradient with height, creates the inferior image below the moon. The distortion goes away when moon gets higher.

(Photo: John Stetson /WJLA) of fullscreen mode

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