Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 1 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension): 8

Answer

The circular spots of sunlight you see on the ground beneath trees when the Sun is overhead are pinhole images of the Sun. The Sun shines through openings between leaves and branches that are small (compared to the distance from the openings to the ground).

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This is found on page 7.
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