Surface reflections and mirages

A number of surface reflection scenarios are possible in principle. These include (singly or in combination):

  1. isolated patches of sunlight on the sea caused by "god rays"
  2. reflections from a sun-glitter path on the sea horizon south of Guernsey
  3. mirage of sun-glitter reflections from sea areas over the optical horizon
  4. mirage of sun glitter reflections from lakes in Brittany
  5. specular reflection from artificial reflectors in Brittany or on Guernsey
  6. scattering of reflected light from surface sources by haze aerosol particles
  7. coronal diffraction by aerosols of sunlight reflected from these sources