After doing a short optics unit in grade 10 science, I am left with a lingering question about concave mirrors. My teacher said she was not sure, so I was hoping someone here might be able to help.
Basically, I don't understand why, if you are standing in front of a concave mirror, beyond the focal point, and the mirror is forming a real image, somewhere in space, you can still see yourself reflected in the mirror.
And also, how come the reflection seems to have the same characteristics that the real image should have (upside down, smaller than the subject etc.) Is the mirror somehow reflecting the real image? Or is something else going on. Thank you!