Whether or not it's possible for light to bend around the curvature of the Earth?
- PhilomelLv 71 month ago
Yes, light does bent around all heavenly bodies.
- midnyteryder1961Lv 71 month ago
Einstein proved light bends in gravity, .however the bending is outward since photons have no weight. .
- JoeLv 41 month ago
"Around the curvature of the Earth" includes any and all distortions to a straight line. So it's not only possible, it is proven.
- Joseph BLv 51 month ago
No, that is why we have sunrise and sunset.
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- oubaasLv 71 month ago
Spacetime curvature due to Earth's gravity not strong enough to bend the light as a closed circle
- VamanLv 71 month ago
Not possible because the electron density is not very high. Only waves of megahertz can bend go around the earth. Higher frequencies just pass through.
- jeffdanielkLv 41 month ago
No. Certainly not. Earth's gravity is far too weak. Only light at a black holes event horizon can bend enough to go in a circle. Don't confuse the curvature of earth's surface with spacetime curvature due to gravity.
- nebLv 71 month ago
If you mean all the way around, no. It will curve only slightly due to its high velocity. If you think of an apple dropping 5 feet in a second (or whatever) consider the fact that light has traveled 186,000 miles in a second. So in a constant gravitational field, it has deviated 5 feet from straight in 186,000 miles.
- 1 month ago
Gravity bends space-time, so yes, light does bend around the Earth