Bend of light?

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In summer, sometimes you see heatwaves coming out of the hot concrete. I'm curious as to why light is bent or distorted and you cant really see clearly through these heat waves.
 

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Are you familiar with "refraction"?
 
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hmm, i forgot about that from last year :D
 
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the light is passing through air with different densities due to heat i.e. refraction
 

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