Would driving in a car and comparing two objects as you're moving be an every day example of a parallax?

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Nov 12, 2016

Let's first suppose - for safety's sake - that the driver is keeping his eye on the road, and you are in the passenger's seat.


You will notice that close objects seem to be moving backward against a background of far away objects. So the spatial realtionship between the close and far objects is changing. This is called parallax, as you see the same space from two different viewpoints.

An easy home experiment will make this clear: Hold up one finger at arm's length and look first through one eye, then the other. You will see your finger shift against the background.