Please wait...
1800-212-7858 (Toll Free)
9:00am - 8:00pm IST all days
8104911739
For Business Enquiry

or

Thanks, You will receive a call shortly.
Customer Support

You are very important to us

For any content/service related issues please contact on this toll free number

022-62211530

Mon to Sat - 11 AM to 8 PM

Why a flying bird appears higher in the sky compared to its actual height ?

Asked by sowmyaarvapalli2004 18th June 2019, 11:49 PM
Answered by Expert
Answer:

The flying birds seem to be higher in the sky than they actually are due to temperature gradient. 
As the light rays from a bird pass through the different layers of air they suffer refraction. So the ligt rays bends towards the normal at each layer. Due to continuous refraction, the light from the bird appears to come from a point which is actually higher than its actual position. 

Answered by Expert 19th June 2019, 10:41 AM
Rate this answer
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10

You have rated this answer /10

Your answer has been posted successfully!

Chat with us on WhatsApp