The sun looks oval in shape whenit is far away form the horixon A lemon kept in water in a glass tumbler appears to be bigger than the actual size,when viewed from the sides.Explain

Asked by  | 24th Feb, 2013, 11:25: PM

Expert Answer:

For the Sun far away in horizon, appears ovel because of the total internal reflection of the light rays coming form it.
They suffer bending causes this abbreation.
Whereas a lemon, in a glass of water looks bigger because it undergoes magnification by the lens formed due to the refractionof light by the water.

Answered by  | 25th Feb, 2013, 04:07: PM

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