Normally we see a virtue image after light from the object reflects off a mirror. We then trace back to behind the mirror to a point where the virtue image came from. A real image is seen when light from the object projecting the image reflects off a screen or mirror and we see it with our eyes. We know where the image came from and it sits on the screen or mirror. With the real image scenario, what happens if I try to see the light projecting the image directly? In other words replace the screen or mirror with my own eyes. What do I see? One thing is that a second pair of eyes looking at my eyes will see the image reflected off my eyes although faintly.