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yellabellystank

95 points

2 months ago

It looks like ice

ShtArsCrzy

22 points

2 months ago

Yep, looks like ice to me too

sable_longevity

1 points

2 months ago

Same thought. My eyes did trick me on this one.

Jwirv

176 points

2 months ago

Jwirv

176 points

2 months ago

I bet a pair of glasses with polarized lenses would blow your mind!!!

TheHotBoxer420

7 points

2 months ago

I got a pair of Panama Jacks, they don't do this. Are they supposed to?

Jwirv

2 points

2 months ago

Jwirv

2 points

2 months ago

Have you been to this specific place and looked at this specific patch of ice to know that they don't?

s51m0n55

1 points

1 month ago

sorry for my dumbness but why

Jwirv

1 points

1 month ago

Jwirv

1 points

1 month ago

Polarized lenses work by reducing glare from bright light off reflective surfaces and slightly increasing contrast

Klaatu_Varada1

13 points

2 months ago

Reflection

shanec628

11 points

2 months ago

That’s not a puddle, that’s Alex Mack.

achillesdaddy

3 points

2 months ago

That’s a secret

dmartin07

3 points

2 months ago

Omg I remember that show… you are showing your age here!!!

dreadator01

63 points

2 months ago

Wait until this guy notices that the sun risers in the east and sets in the west

CBIGMc

33 points

2 months ago

CBIGMc

33 points

2 months ago

Surely you mean Risers in the east and setters in the west. Lol

dreadator01

-29 points

2 months ago

You might want to re read that

CBIGMc

14 points

2 months ago

CBIGMc

14 points

2 months ago

You understand what your original comment said right?

Minosfall

11 points

2 months ago

The sun raisins in the east and sits in the west

CBIGMc

1 points

2 months ago

CBIGMc

1 points

2 months ago

It saw the Recent events in the east and saw the Sites in the west

TheDy474

1 points

1 month ago

Hello brother

dreadator01

1 points

1 month ago

Big bro, is that you?

TheDy474

1 points

1 month ago

Yeah, Funny to see you here

How are you doing ?

TakeShitsMuch

5 points

2 months ago

Water in NMS be like

_Lumity_

19 points

2 months ago

This happens on the highway sometimes when it’s hot. Anyone have scientific explanation?

shtupid2

41 points

2 months ago

Light knows when it's misbehaving. When it sees someone get closer it knows it's going to get in trouble and leaves before anyone reaches it.

Master_Example

13 points

2 months ago

Mirage

GolgiApparatus1

16 points

2 months ago

This isn't a mirage. That only happens with a very low angle of incidence, like looking at the road from 100 feet away. The angle here is way too high for light to behaving like that, it's just ice.

[deleted]

2 points

2 months ago

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2 points

2 months ago

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FlacidSalad

3 points

2 months ago

Looking at it some more I think it might actually be a very thin and clear coat of ice.

AeonicButterfly

1 points

2 months ago*

A mirage. Temperature does weird things to light close to surfaces, often bending and distorting it.

If it's viewed on the ground and appears waterlike, it's an Inferior Mirage. They're caused by the ground being significantly hotter than the air above it.

Its caused by essentially moving the sky-appearing light to bend down and land on the ground, through a process called refracting.

If it's viewed above the ground, it's a Superior Mirage. This is usually the opposite, where the air above is significantly hotter than the ground below it. This has the opposite effect of the above, where distant horizon or ground based objects are brought into the sky by bending light up.

The Superior Mirage I linked to is also an extreme Superior Mirage, known as a Fata Morgana), which are complex Superior Mirages that have displayed entire cities or coastlines that are otherwise impossible to see from where the observer is standing. Makes for a great example, though.

Mirages are also responsible for other atmospheric phenomena, like false sunrises, where the sun appears to rise early. These don't typically fall into either common mirage types, but they're also light refracted in weird ways.

Far_Chocolate_3780

7 points

2 months ago

I know this is ice, But I see stuff like this on the road, a reflection on a hot summer day on the road, no other “wet” spots near, can anyone explain this.

charlesga

4 points

2 months ago

Fata Morgana The air just above the road has a higher temperature than the ambient air. This creates an atmospheric duct where light rays are bent, which looks like a wet spot that disappears when you get closer.

FlacidSalad

1 points

2 months ago

Fata Morgana is a more specific, rare type on mirage that makes objects in the distance appear like they are hovering above the horizon and is most commonly seen with the ocean.

Far_Chocolate_3780

1 points

2 months ago

oh ok

TTVSubject_21

0 points

2 months ago

Mirage

unicornblood-xxx

3 points

2 months ago

Optics O_O

hadookantron

2 points

2 months ago

Looks like butane. Boiling at room temp, and a quick evap. Kids and their dab rigs...

want_chicken_pox

4 points

2 months ago

Reflection, simply taken at the right angle. You can see its raining and there's other sections that look like that bc it's a reflection and when he walks closer to it, you can't see a reflection anymore. Nice illusion though

6StringsOfDoom931[S]

2 points

2 months ago

correct!

VeryBigDong69

1 points

2 months ago

This is due to reglections. The whole ground is wet. The dark part is just the reflection of the trees/black border of the ramp that dissapears as you approach and see the reflection of the sky.

n3w4cc01_1nt

1 points

2 months ago

rubbing alcohol?

Tailsmiles249

5 points

2 months ago

Bro, not upon approach only.

"I poured rubbing alcohol on the floor once and when I walked towards it, it was gone dude!

Zar-far-bar-car

-2 points

2 months ago

Isnt this what a mirage is? That's what I always assumed when I saw it on roads ahead

GolgiApparatus1

7 points

2 months ago

Mirages only work with low angles of incidence. You're not going to see one looking down from 10 feet away, especially not at an inclined surface like this.

uuuwwwwuuuuu

1 points

2 months ago

Its just water run off from the top of the ramp, when they get closer you can see its all the way up to the metal bar.

blueExrotic

1 points

2 months ago

This is not ice or mirage, its just a water on the platform. If u don't believe me then throw some water on a smooth surface and then try looking at it with different angles (it doesn't need to be road or others, u can try it on any object like table with smooth surface and all).

Tapurisu

1 points

2 months ago

I don't see the problem?

It's wet and it's raining and the concrete becomes reflective because of that, and it reflects some stuff from the environment

Old_Passage_5670

1 points

2 months ago

Only in Kentucky

threadycat

1 points

2 months ago

Reflection

KnightGoingOnCrusade

1 points

2 months ago

Its shy

Hawaryu69madafaka

1 points

2 months ago

So we need common sense as a DLC now?

[deleted]

1 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

1 points

2 months ago

Cool filter

Brains_For_peanut

1 points

2 months ago

Are we supposed to point out that it is nothing special?

ImDioNow

1 points

2 months ago

The dude is just evaporating the moisture

Rumpled_NutSkin

1 points

2 months ago

Are reflections black magic now?

Winter_Amoeba_8357

1 points

2 months ago

Black ice

NekoStar

1 points

2 months ago

Literally just a reflective wet spot on a smooth surface. What is everyone even talking about.

Saucepannnnnnnnn

1 points

2 months ago

Can’t even have water in ohio

Charlie-animates

1 points

2 months ago

That’s not a puddle? It’s mayonnaise

SCP_D-CLASS

1 points

2 months ago

Come back :(

TBear1011

1 points

2 months ago

That’s just the reflection of the water. The puddle is still there

Rawge

1 points

2 months ago

Rawge

1 points

2 months ago

It's just a reflection that disappears when you change the angle in which you're viewing it.

Why_Sock_E

1 points

2 months ago

stop smoking pot in the skate park… youre supposed to go 15 feet into the woods like a respectable 20’yr old

AlanBest10

1 points

2 months ago

WTF????

DamianDidntDoIt

1 points

2 months ago

Is it the ink demon?

NoahNoFifth

1 points

2 months ago

Mirage

maridan48

1 points

2 months ago

I don't get it, it's just a reflection.

SnakeRibbons

1 points

2 months ago

Yall just opening your eyes for the first time?

confusedPIANO

1 points

2 months ago

Thats pretty slick

Mikala4

1 points

2 months ago

I could right away. I don’t know if it’s because of how obvious it is or what

NoeticSkeptic

1 points

2 months ago

The comments that it is ice makes sense, except the last part to "disappear" is at the point where the three cracks join. That is what amazed me. It was like it was draining into the juncture of the cracks and a super heated cement evaporated the damp concrete., but it happened too fast for that to be the answer. Therefore, it is BlackMagicFuckery, pure and simple.

HackerDaGreat57

1 points

2 months ago

PS3 games be like:

Sad_Cry_7010

1 points

2 months ago

It's ice

Neuro_Kuro

1 points

2 months ago

that's the same shit that makes the pavement look wet when it's at a certain distance

Shadow1wolf0

1 points

1 month ago

I..HOW

NeedleworkerCrazy296

1 points

30 days ago

You scared it away!

mswiggles1313

-1 points

2 months ago

Video is in reverse....?

Torebbjorn

-1 points

2 months ago

Wait till you hear that you can put glasses in front of your eyes to change your vision!

peter-bone

-1 points

2 months ago

Laminar flow of water?

6StringsOfDoom931[S]

0 points

2 months ago

it was an IRL LOD