The Mirage has long been perceived as a normal, natural, real. Any physicist, even not most skilled, can explain the nature of this phenomenon is literally “on fingers”. The mystery of mirages is that they arise unpredictable and also display anything.
One of the places on the planet where you can see various mirages, is a well-known lake Baikal, is surrounded by mysteries and riddles. Despite the paranormality of lake Baikal, mirages on site wonder only the tourists, but the locals have long been taking them for granted. It is not strange, because the Mirage near lake Baikal appears quite often. For example, the inhabitants of coastal settlements see mirages from 2 to 16 times a year. Often they display the opposite shore, rocks, trees. The most extensive and strange mirages on Baikal are those where you can see outlying villages, their homes, and even people. Mirages above the lake observed in 1957, scientist V. Lamakin, who for long time was engaged in the study of lake Baikal. He saw in the sky above the lake by a passing passenger train TRANS-Siberian railway.
In extremely rare cases, the lake is even more striking. Sometimes, in the worlds above it can be seen areas located thousands of kilometers away from lake Baikal.
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When it comes to lake Baikal, the scientists unwittingly transferred into language of the highest degrees: the deepest lake in the world (1642 m), the world’s largest supply of free fresh water (23 600 cubic kilometers), 5 times exceeds the volume of the five Great American lakes combined. Moreover, the purity and the content of dissolved salts, this water is approaching distilled. Visibility in the Baikal can reach depths of 40-45 meters – as in clear tropical seas. The area, however, the lake occupies only 6th place in the world, but it can be compared with the territory of Belgium or the Netherlands. And when you consider the unique flora and fauna, rich history and picturesque landscapes, it becomes clear that the area needs to attract tourists, including divers and fishermen.
It was developed in the fishing and shipbuilding, but in the 1990s, companies were closed. But for one and a half decades, tourism has undergone all the stages of development and reached the level of modern industry. On the way to the lake you can find many fishing shops – if you forgot to take the bait or fishing line fluorocarbon, without which there will be not enough. Here you can find and pick the perfect one for yourself.
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Lake Titicaca General information:
Area: 8300 km, of which about 5,000 km ² relates to the territorial waters of Peru.
Length: 180 km.
Width: from 50 to 60 km.
Depth: average is 140-180 m maximum -304 M.
The population density on the coast: 100 persons per km ².
Average water temperature: +0 S. 11
The lake is located at an altitude of 3812 m.
It is 50 km from La Paz.
Titicaca — the largest mountain lake in freshwater, the second surface area of the lake of South America (after lake Maracaibo). The highest navigable lake on earth. Located in the Andes. The name consists of the words of the Quechua Indian language: titi – Puma and Kaka – rock.
The sea in the Andes
The size of lake Titicaca is comparable to a real sea.
It is the largest Alpine lake in the world.
The largest lake in South America located at an altitude of 3812 m above sea level and divided between two countries — Peru and Bolivia. After the defeat in the war with Chile in 1883, Bolivia lost its access to the Pacific, so rich in fish, lake Titicaca is of special importance. Between Peru and Bolivia there are regular ships, but more often on the water of the lake to meet the boats of the Indians, made of the coastal cane. The people Continue reading