If the cut part of the hollow sphere is painted from inside, then its outer surface becomes the reflecting surface. This kind of mirror is known as a convex mirror.
Characteristics of Convex Mirrors
- A convex mirror is also known as a diverging mirror as this mirror diverges light when they strike on its reflecting surface.
- Virtual, erect, and diminished images are always formed with convex mirrors, irrespective of the distance between the object and the mirror.