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A lot of expectation this morning at dawn on Gavà beach, in Baix Llobregat, to contemplate the radiant sunrise, with its audience, saying good morning, as I have been able to capture in this snapshot in La Vanguardia's Readers' Photos.
Autumn invites you to enjoy the beach in other, more thoughtful ways than in summer, such as appreciating the sun's sunrises and sunsets or, in company, an activity that is gaining followers, above all, taking advantage of these days of pleasant temperatures on the coast of the area of Barcelona.
In this case, the expectation of the departure of the dol is joined by the solar pillar that can be seen over the sea. It is an atmospheric optical phenomenon in which a vertical beam of light appears to extend above and/or below a light source. If the light comes from the sun (usually when it is near or even below the horizon), the phenomenon is called a solar pillar, as in this case in Gavà.
In addition, there may be an extra prize, as happened this morning, when the Fata Morgana phenomenon was seen again.
At dawn, on Gavà beach, its magic could be observed. The image of the flying boat that does not touch the sea has been spectacular, due to this impressive optical effect, which never ceases to surprise.
The Fata Morgana effect is named after the Italian fata Morgana (i.e. fairy Morgana), in reference to King Arthur's half-sister (Morgan le Fay) who, according to legend, was a changeling fairy.
It is a mirage or optical illusion that is due to a temperature inversion. Objects on the horizon, such as islands, cliffs, ships or ice floes, take on a long, elevated appearance, similar to "fairy-tale castles." Or, as in this case the ship seems to "fly".