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bending of light

1. That action occurring when light passes through an optical interface at other than normal incidence, i.e., refraction. 2. The curving of a path of light that passes close by a massive object, due to the consideration of the general relativity theory plus the identification of a null-geodesic as possible light ray path. With respect to the sun, the theoretical value is 1.75 s.
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