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Q & A: why do you hear and see something at one time?

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Most recent answer: 08/16/2013
Q:
If speed of light and voice is difference then how can we feel voice & light at same time from television or theatre??
- Nikul (age 23)
India
A:

It's just that the things you're observing aren't very far away. The time for the sound to reach you is too short to notice. When you can observe something farther, such as lightning, the time delay for the sound is very obvious.

Mike W.


(published on 08/16/2013)

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