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Shape of object between light source and viewing shadow, less light, etc.

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Q: What are the characteristics of a shadow?
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How can a shadow be reflected?

It is actually impossible to reflect a shadow, as a shadow is merely an absence of light. However, what IS reflected is the light surrounding the shadow. When this light is reflected, it forms a reflected image of the light's shape, complete with a lack of light, or shadow. In this way, it can look like a shadow is reflected.

Why is your shadow sometimes in front of you and sometimes behind you?

Your shadow will fall in the direction opposite the source of light - with you between the light source and the shadow. The direction of your shadow relative to you will depend on what direction you are facing.If you are facing toward the light source, the shadow will be behind you.If you are facing away from the light source, it will be in front of you.If you have the light source to your right, the shadow will be to your left.If you have the light source to your left, the shadow will be to your right.If the light source is directly above you, the shadow will be directly under you.If you move past a light source, your shadow will move from behind you to beside you and then to in front of you.

Why is there no shadow of the tree on the ground at 8pm?

as there is no sunlight at 8pm,and shadow is formed when light can not pass through that object casting shadow and if u throw light on tree it will not cast shadow on the ground as it only can happen before sunset.....

What can you tell from looking at a shadow?

Changes in shadow tell us where the source of light is. If you are outside, you only have one shadow because the sun is casting it. But if you have multiple shadows, then there are multiple sources of light to cast the shadows.

Does water cast a shadow?

It depends on how you define shadow. If you define shadow as an area of lessened light caused by objects in the light path, then yes water can and does cast shadows, esp. waves, ripples, etc.