Earth-shattering optical illusion leaves Twitter baffled

Optical illusion
(Image credit: Massimo on Twitter/Future)

We've seen plenty of optical illusions here at Creative Bloq, and are well used to having our minds blown, boggled, bent, etc. – most often by things that appear to be moving but aren't. But just when we thought we were beyond surprise, here comes another to broaden our horizons.

Speaking of which, take a look at the below photo of a horizon. Except it doesn't look like a horizon, does it – it looks like the curve of the earth in space. Twitter users have had their minds blown by the snap, which, when rotated, takes on an entirely new context. (Looking for more inspiration? Check out the best optical illusions of all time).

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Rotate the image, and it becomes clear (below) that you're looking at a rather blurry photo of a cityscape at sunset. "Wow, having the right perspective is everything," one Twitter user comments, while another adds, "Just wow. It took me a bit to see the real perspective."

Optical illusion

(Image credit: Massimo on Twitter)

This is by no means the first earth-shattering optical illusion we've seen in recent months – last year the Hubble Space Telegraph showed us two universes having a little kiss.

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Daniel Piper
Senior News Editor

Daniel Piper is Creative Bloq’s Senior News Editor. As the brand’s Apple authority, he covers all things Mac, iPhone, iPad and the rest. He also reports on the worlds of design, branding and tech. Daniel joined Future in 2020 (an eventful year, to say the least) after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more. Outside of Future, Daniel is a global poetry slam champion and has performed at festivals including Latitude, Bestival and more. He is the author of Arbitrary and Unnecessary: The Selected Works of Daniel Piper (Selected by Daniel Piper).