I have been a passenger in a car driving at night in cambodia,
I have noticed that the lights from the cars appear to be lines instead of a circular symetric glow.
To my surprise the camera sees what my eyes did,
The effect is more complicated that this though, the rays seem to converge to the center of the windshield and the lines orientation changes as you drive past.
Having watched the orientation change depending on the sources angle relative to the car, for a good part of 3 hours, I think that the lines orientation is dependant of the angle of incidence that the light hits the windshield at.
It is a curved windshield.
What is causing this effect?
[P.s I have no idea how ANYONE can drive like this, I most certainly would crash]