The image formed by a plane mirror is erect. Plane mirrors use perfect regular reflection, which creates an upright, virtual image. If object is 10 cm high, then the image of this object will also be 10 cm high. Plane mirrors use perfect regular reflection, which creates an upright, virtual image. When you look into a plane mirror, you see a reflected image of yourself. Here we go: 1. Description This is a simulation to illustrate the processes involved in the formation of images in plane mirrors. However, in front of the mirror, the rays behave exactly as if they come from behind the mirror, so that is where the virtual image is located. Later in this chapter, we discuss real images; a real image can be projected onto a screen because the rays physically go through the image. Distance A is equal to distance B and the image size is the same size as the object size. Second, we draw light rays from the image to the eye. * Plane mirrors always produce virtual images, because they never focus light into a single converging point. Normal examples. Name:_____ For each of the following cases, draw a ray diagram to show how the light rays reach the observer, and to show the position of the virtual image in the mirror. Plane mirrors always produce virtual images, because they never focus light into a single converging point. Worksheet: Images in Plane Mirrors. You can not touch this image. First, we draw an image of the object on the other side of the mirror. The image is virtual. The image formed by the plane mirror is always virtual, upright and of the same shape and size as the object is reflecting, The virtual image is a copy of the object formed at the location from which the light rays come, the image is a laterally inverted mirror image of the object. For virtual image, look at the following image The image formed in the plane mirror is always virtual i.e., image forms in virtual world and hence virtual image. A plane mirror is a flat mirror. Initially, we have an object in front of a plane mirror. The size of the image formed by a plane mirror is same as that of the size of the object. The image formed by a plane mirror is virtual. When the control points are visible, you can move the object (the blue arrow), the four points where the (blue) incident rays strike the mirror, as well as the two ends of the mirror itself.