Scratches and patterns

If you observe a light source through glass that has lot of scratches, you can see that scratches makes a circular pattern around the light source. You move the pattern also moves. Looking out for reason.

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4 Responses to “Scratches and patterns”


  1. 1 S.Karthikeyan November 10, 2006 at 4:46 pm

    It may be. I have yet to get to google for the answer 🙂

  2. 2 Gp November 10, 2006 at 4:18 pm

    hemm…it might be an optical illusion with each scratch acting like a curving lense to diffuse the light circularly.

  3. 3 S.Karthikeyan November 8, 2006 at 5:17 pm

    I will and it’s surprise to see order (circular pattern) in the chaos (random sctraches).

  4. 4 pegasus November 8, 2006 at 8:37 am

    not sure, but try searching for diffusion of light…
    if you look at a light source through a cloth.. you again get the same result


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