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A question.

Posted: 24 Sep 2017, 14:45
by grandduke
When the Sun is on the other side of the planet we are in darkness,
my question is why do we only see light when it hits an object like
The Moon then reflects back to us, does that mean we only see the light
when it's coming towards us because we sure as hell don,t see it going away
from us.

No Buck before you buy in I have not had one too many Moonshines. :nahnahnah

Re: A question.

Posted: 24 Sep 2017, 16:50
by Biggdad
Me Gran used to tell me when I was a little "N"
"I don't Know, I haven't got eyes in the back of my head"! :yeah_right :nahnahnah

Re: A question.

Posted: 24 Sep 2017, 17:08
by Buck_naked
In a vacuum, no one can hear you scream, and if there is nuffin for the light to reflect off, like dust and debris
then you won't see it . To see something, the photons have to enter your eye somehow.

https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/com ... _of_light/

and go easy on the moonshine, focus on the important things like debt and deficit. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
P.

Re: A question.

Posted: 24 Sep 2017, 18:12
by Perrorist
Buck's right.

Re: A question.

Posted: 24 Sep 2017, 20:21
by grandduke
Sooooo when light is travelling away from
us we don,t see it right. :icon-mrgreen:

Re: A question.

Posted: 24 Sep 2017, 20:33
by Buck_naked
Only in a vacuum.
when you shine a torch away from you in the backyard the light can still be seen.

Re: A question.

Posted: 25 Sep 2017, 09:01
by grandduke
Thank you, Professor Buck i forgot the torch.