Averted Vision

At night, the periphery of the eye's retina is more sensitive to faint light than the center (which is more specialized for observing color and detail in brightly lit objects). Looking slightly to one side of a faint object (averting your vision), so that the faint light falls on the more sensitive outer part of the retina, usually reveals the object more clearly than looking directly at it.

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