Mountain Mirage in Germany

In December 2006, some very prominent inversions formed in Germany. On two days mirages were observed along these inversion layers.

In the morning of December 15, 2006, Rüdiger Manig could see the miraged Fichtelgebirge from the weather station at Neuhaus am Rennweg in Thuringia, which was situated directly above a sea of clouds when he made his observation. The distance between the Fichtelgebirge and Neuhaus am Rennweg is about 70 km. The photograph shows Mt Schneeberg (1053 m) on the left and Mt Ochsenkopf (1023 m) on the right.

On December 23, 2006, Stephan Rubach saw the Alps main ridge in a distance of more than a hundred km from Mt Grosser Arber (1456 m) in the Bavarian Forest. Also he stood above a sea of clouds when making his observation, and the layers of air of differnent temperatures let the peaks of the Alps grow upwards in an abstractly distorted way.

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Posted on May 26, 2011, in air mirages, observations and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Anonymous said…

    This same atmospheric phenom occurred at Big Mountain, Whitefish Montana on Jan. 18, 2009 during an inversion.

  2. CV said…

    some phenomes are more surprising than others, for example this, a mountain that appear and disappear, only a illusion, remember something, our senses are the most easy thing to cheat.

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