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You can always see your reflection in the window, just not as well during the day.The light coming in from outside makes it easier to focus your eyes past the window to your surroundings outside, instead of focusing on the reflection.

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You can see your reflection on a transparent window at night because light from inside illuminates your face, causing it to be visible against the dark background outside. The contrast between the light inside and the darkness outside allows your reflection to be seen.

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You can, under the right lighting conditions, see a reflection of yourself from the surface of the glass and another reflection from the back surface of the pane of glass. The images do not quite coincide.

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The darkness outside provides a backdrop to allow your reflection to be seen easier.


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You can see your reflection in a window because glass is smooth and acts like a mirror, reflecting light that hits it. When light from your face hits the window, it bounces off and creates your reflection.


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Reflection in a window at night?

The image you see the the reflection of light from the object into your eyes. During the day time, light from the object incident and reflect to your eyes as well as light from the outside refract to your eyes. Therefore, you barely notice the image. At night, however, there is no source of light from the window outside. As a result, there is only light from the object(yourself) reflect back to your eyes. Hence, your image is visible on the window at night.


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