: Why do rain drops change from vertical to slanding position when we travel in a vehicle ?

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: Why do rain drops change from vertical to slanding position when we travel in a vehicle ?

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Do the drops change? I thought you’re moving in the vehicle so they make contact differently.

Because a raindrop is a small, slightly oval glob of water. The vertical streak you see is basically motion blur; it’s small enough and moving fast enough that your eye can’t see the distinct object, just the path it takes.

When you’re driving in a car, you’re moving fast enough forward that the raindrops appear to be moving towards you as they fall. Hence, they appear to be falling diagonally or have a “slanted” shape. But in reality, it’s the same shape as before, and it’s just your eyes tricking you.