Natureís 'pinhole camera images'


 

sunís crescents under trees

 

As the sun dwindles to a thin crescent and the ground lighting dims, hundreds of tiny images of the crescent sun appear projected among the shadows cast by leaves beneath their trees. Nature produces this fascinating phenomenon in much the same fashion as observers who make pinhole camera viewing devices; in this case, the pinholes are the tiny spaces between the densely packed leaves.


 

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