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2011-01-02 23:33:57
Unusually clear views of Welsh mountains
It's often possible to see the Welsh mountains (and even the Isle of Man, if you know where to look) from the Dublin and Wicklow mountains. But never as astonishingly clear and close as they seemed this afternoon. Rather than a saw-tooth of peaks on the horizon, you could see the full profile of the individual mountains, including the recognisable shape of Snowdon. You could clearly see the snow on top.

Literally, they looked like they were just offshore, no more than 20 km away (instead of 140 km). My first reaction when I saw them was confusion. There shouldn't be mountains there! Everyone I met on the hills was commenting on the phenomenon.

I feel like it must have been some kind of mirage or similar atmospheric effect that brought the image closer. Does anyone know what kind of atmospheric conditions would cause such an effect?
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Eagles Nest: Tough but worth it
thomas_g 13 hours ago.
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StephenH16
StephenH16 15 hours ago.
Hi there. My name is Stephen and I live in the southwest of England. My favourite hobby is hillwalking and I particularly enjoy walking in the hills and mountains of Scotland and the west of Irela...

  
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jackill 17 hours ago.
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Collaborative entry Last edit by: liz50 2 days ago.
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Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 2 days ago.
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Strikeen 4 days ago.
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Strikeen 4 days ago.
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