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Refraction of light is the change in direction of light when light passes from one medium to another obliquely.

This Refraction leads to some interesting phenomena, like

 

Pencil partly immersed in water appears to be bent

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When a glass is placed over piece of paper, writing appears higher

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Stars appear to twinkle at night

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Optical Illusion like Mirage is due refraction of light

Like the road appears wet during hot days

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