The physics of fog

January 13th, 2014, 1pm

It was 7°C with few clouds. The wind was light.

Moving through the fog, we had a conversation on why it seemed to make car lights and street lights so much brighter when quite the opposite seemed plausible.

A discussion of vaguely understood concepts like “diffusion” and “refraction” ensued.

“Later”, I thought, “I will ask the internet. It knows everything.”

Yet we could walk with confidence, because we knew our way around town.

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Marcus Hammerschmitt

Writer, journalist and photographer. Eighteen books so far, on paper and on screen. My biography is boring, my life is not.

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