A high clarity mirage of a modern city appears off the shore of Penglai City in eastern China’s Province Shandong. This event occured on Sunday, and can be explained like this: a mirage is formed when moisture in the air becomes warmer than the temperature of sea water, which refracts rays of sunlight to create reflections of the landscape in the sky. If you like Mirages, there’s a Mirage Toy I reviewed previously.
Mists rising on the shore created an in-depth image of a city, with modern tall buildings, wide city streets including cars as well as crowds of people all clearly visible. The city of Penglai had been soaked by two days of rain before the rare weather phenomenon occurred. In Penglai, on the tip of Shandong Peninsula, many mirages have been recorded throughout the history. Because of that city is also known as a dwelling place of the gods.