false horizon

A visual illusion that occurs when flying between two cloud layers that are not horizontal when there is no natural horizon. In this case, there is a tendency to use a cloud base or the cloud top as the horizon and fly with a corresponding bank.
A case of perception of false horizon when flying between two cloud layers.
Other conditions conducive to causing this illusion are sloping cloud formations, an obscured horizon, a dark spread with ground lights and stars, and certain geometric patterns of ground lights.

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

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