Why can you see your reflection through a mirror when it’s dark outside, but you see right through it when its bright outside?


*I meant window instead of mirror

In: Physics

I will assume you ment window and not mirror. The window is translucent but still captures light. During the day the light coming from the other side just over powers the light it bounces back from you, so you still can see yourself its just harder with the light from other side coming through. At night, not as much light is over powering your reflection, so its easier to see.

There’s less light shining in to interfere with the light of your reflection. It’s a little bit like how when you go out in the day, the light of the sun drowns out most of the stars

What kind of mirror can you see through?