Talk:Fata Morgana (mirage)

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Grammar[edit]

Ok, is "Fata Morgana" the singular or plural form, and what's the other form? This article seems to shift back and forth as to whether it's singular or plural, and it's very disconcerting.--Piledhigheranddeeper (talk) 21:48, 6 April 2010 (UTC)

Should always be "Fata Morgana".--Mbz1 (talk) 21:57, 6 April 2010 (UTC)
Yes. And the article does not in fact "shift back and forth" from the singular to the plural. Every example is in the singular except where it is rendered as "Fata Morgana mirages" as the plural form. I can't see a problem. Invertzoo (talk) 01:15, 11 April 2010 (UTC)
I think some of the confusion is that the article has been so inconsistent between treating Fata Morgana (quite romantically) as a proper noun (thus lacking any article in the singular), and using it as a common noun (as the name of a phenomenon). I've tried to make this more consistent. Wareh (talk) 04:05, 7 March 2011 (UTC)

Green flash[edit]

Is there a link to be made to Green flash? JMcC (talk) 12:25, 2 October 2010 (UTC)

I added it to the "See also" list. Invertzoo (talk) 21:18, 11 October 2010 (UTC)

RMS Titanic and the Fata Morgana[edit]

The Smithsonian Institution has gone on record stating that they believe that a Fata Morgana prevented the lookouts on the RMS Titanic from seeing the iceberg in time to avoid a collison, and also prevented the nearby SS Californian from realizing the ship on the horizon was the RMS Titanic and that it was sinking and sailing to their assistance, (although the crew on the SS Californian did see the Titanic's distress rockets and did not send a morse code message asking for a explanation for the rockets being fired into the night sky). Shouldn't the article on the Fata Morgana include a paragraph about the RMS Titanic with a reference to the Smithsonian Institution's findings.204.80.58.133 (talk) 20:14, 29 December 2014 (UTC)Bennett Turk

Origin[edit]

"Mergina" in Lithuanian means "a girl", "Veda" (sounds like Fata) in Lithuanian means "guides"...Guiding Girl