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A mirage is a naturally occurring optical phenomenon caused due to:

 A.

equal heating of different parts of the atmosphere

 B.

depletion of ozone layer in the atmosphere

 C.

magnetic disturbances in the atmosphere

 D.

light rays which are bent to produce a displaced image of distant objects or the sky

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Solution:
Option(D) is correct

A mirage is a naturally occurring optical phenomenon in which light rays are bent to produce a displaced image of distant objects or the sky.

Mirages can be categorized as "inferior" (meaning lower), "superior" (meaning higher) and "Fata Morgana", one kind of superior mirage consisting of a series of unusually elaborate, vertically stacked images, which form one rapidly changing mirage.


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