I have been doing many experiments with light and magnetism, and one of the things I noticed is that when light is passed on the right side of a sphere (e.g.) some of the laser rays will deflect from a straight path and bent towards the left. I believe this is known as the "creeping ray". Can someone refer me to what causes the creeping ray or just explain it? Secondly; it is claimed that a famous eclipse "proved relativity" when light could be seen behind the sun because "space-time" bent light, however what if this effect is the "creeping ray" effect and not mass bending space. Can someone show me some proof that the creeping ray was taken into consideration when formulating the equation for the eclipse because i haven't seen any. From what I have seen it seems that the effect of light bending around the sun is given off by creeping ray effect and not by mass bending space so much (i mean this effect can be replicated with tiny masses). Thanks for your help and good luck with your works!