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Offline connienaqvi

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I was walking outside on a partly sunny day. I noticed I was casting two shadows, one right behind the other. How is that??  [:0]
« Last Edit: 30/10/2008 16:06:37 by chris »


 

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Do you see dead people?
 

Offline BenV

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It could well be that you were casting one shadow from direct sunlight, and one from reflected sunlight.  It would depend very much on the exact situation.
 

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Ba-Dum - Tish!
 

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Were you filming the Moon Landings at the time?
 

Offline blaze

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Maybe you are really electrosensitive like I am, and what you were really seeing wasn't a second shadow of yourself, but a microwave beam headed towards the cell phone in your pocket.
 

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Seriously, BenV's solution sounds the best one. Clouds can be very good reflectors. They have silver linings!
 

Offline RD

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Two shadows could be caused by a finger of cloud dividing the disc of the sun into two, creating two light sources.
Such shadows would be close: less than 1/2 a degree apart. A bit like a what occurs during an annular solar eclipse...
 


http://djoye.chez-alice.fr/Eclipse_05-10-03_eng.html
« Last Edit: 30/10/2008 23:11:43 by RD »
 

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