This hypnotic circle optical illusion shows that timing is everything

We can never get enough optical illusions here at Creative Bloq. We love images and videos that boggle the mind and reveal secrets about how we perceive things like shape and light. Today's is a cracker, and it's one that proves that timing is often everything when motion is involved in creating a visual effect.

The crazy circle optical illusion below shows eight white circles within a larger red circle. The white circles in turn seem to form a circular shape that's rolling around the inside of the larger circle. But, believe it or not, the direction that each circle is moving is an optical illusion. This could well be one to add to our pick of the best optical illusions we've seen this year.

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.