Mirage over Paris, 1869

Mirage over Paris, 1869

V660/0014 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 60.5MB

Downloadable file size: 8.6MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Mirage over Paris, France, seen between 3 and 4 in the morning in December 1869, historical artwork. This type of mirage, where the virtual object is seen above the real one, occurs when a layer of warm air lies above a cold layer of air. The warm air has a higher refractive index, and this bends light back towards the ground. Engraving from The Atmosphere (1873) by Camille Flammarion.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1800s, 1869, 1873, 19th century, artwork, atmospheric phenomenon, black-and-white, bridges, camille flammarion, city, december, engraving, europe, france, french, historical, history, illustration, meteorological, meteorology, mirage, monochrome, morning, night, optical illusion, optics, paris, river, seine, the atmosphere, urban, weather, winter

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.