Subject: Meteors and snowflakes seem to radiate from a central point. Why?
Date: Thu Mar 29 19:19:47 2001
Posted by ernest
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Driving through a light snow, the snowflakes seem to be "radiating" from a
central point. When I stop the car, this no longer occurs. The same effect
occurs during a meteor shower. Science fiction shows use this effect with stars
as a spaceship goes into "hyperdrive". Is there a simple explanation for this
effect. Is it related to "persistence of vision"?
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