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WIRES CONTRE JOUR
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 09/23/2007 - 18:46.
We have all seen this phenomena, in the early morning or late afternoon - when the sun is “against the day” - the sun somehow reflects off the wires and makes them shine like illuminated spider’s webs.
Now the wires are usually insulated with black plastic (pvc) and are round in section - wouldn’t you think that the wires would not act like lenses and concentrate the light to the point that the wires appear luminescent? In fact I would think that the roundness would act to disperse the light - like the curves on a stealth aircraft do with radar.
What is the phenomena that makes the wires intensely bright?
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