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CBSE - X - Physics - The Human Eye and The Colourful World

why we see sunset 2 minutes after the actual sunset
 

Asked by krishnapriya20 26th February 2015, 7:41 PM
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Since the atmosphere bends star light towards the normal therefore, the apparent position of a star is slightly 'above' its actual position. Thus, even when the Sun has actually set i.e., gone below the horizon, its apparent position remains above the horizon for some time.
Answered by Expert 26th February 2015, 8:54 PM

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