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    Diffraction    

 

Due to the wave nature of light, it can be bended around edges. Below are some examples of this phenomenon.

The tree blocked the suns disk, but the trees edges are still bright due to diffraction. (2017-04-29)

 

With the tree in the background as a dark backdrop, it is clearly visible that the foreground tree has a bright edge, caused by diffraction. (2018-08-11)

 

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