A mysterious phenomenon was recorded in the island of Spetses on Friday. A veil of mist appears to have encircled the island. The mysterious mist was formulated deep into the sea. As time went by, the mist slowly approached towards the island’s shores, effectively entrapping the island into a ring of mist. The phenomenon subsided by noon time, when sun rays dispersed threatening clouds and evaporated water droplets.
Despite its terrifying view, the natural phenomenon did not cause any serious disruptions in maritime traffic neither did it cause any accidents within the island or adjacent maritime routes. According to local meteorologists, the phenomenon is best known as the misty days of the Argo-Saronic islands. This phenomenon originates when temperatures are at normal levels but the atmosphere is characterised by humidity conditions. The veil of mist was created from the vaporisation of waters in the sea which created a horror story ambience for local residents.
Difference between fog and mist veils
Visibility is the distinguishing element between foggy and misty conditions. Fog is denser accumulation of water droplets merged together into a white-grey mass, while mist projects sparser qualities – thus it easily dissolves when changes in temperature and humidity levels occur. Fog’s denser character infers that visibility is limited to less than one kilometre range. In misty situations, the line of visibility exceeds to an area of up to two-three kilometres in range. The aforementioned phenomenon clearly falls within the misty category given that it originates deep into the sea – thus greater line of visibility. In any case, the local inhabitants of the Spetses island came across today with a rare natural phenomenon worthy disseminating in the press.