Mont Caro is an isolated mountain located very close to the Mediterranean Sea on the East coast of Spain.
Its height has made it famous for its hurricane force winds when a low pressure system comes close to our country and NE winds blow throught the Ebro valley nearby.
In this case, its height allows us to achieve magnificient views during the evening.
When I arrived to the Summit of Mont Caro, that can be easily reached by car, the situation was not so good, as the mountains in the distance were visible but the details were missed up by daytime turbulence and light scattering.
Just because the peak portrayed here is geometrically not visible from the observation point (the highest peak in Poland). That small Romanian peak is appearing due to refraction, that curves the light beams across the atmosphere and allows hidden objects to show as if they were visible.
A great example of how refraction is something to very care about in distant observations.
Radoslaw has sent us this amazing picture of Tatra Mountains where all distant peaks covered are shown in an amazing detail, with all ridges and summits perfectly defined and appearing beautifully above the horizon.
This image is a clear example of how snow covered mountains are key for distant obervations, together with a very clear air as the one this picture suggests.