Optical illusion shows 'hovering' ship

A large container ship appears to be hovering in the sky off the coast of Kent.

The optical illusion shown in the video makes the vessel look as if it is floating above the water's surface.

The bizarre phenomenon is called a Fata Morgana and only occurs when rays of light are bent as they pass through layers of different temperatures.

This footage was filmed from Minster on Sea on May 6.

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