Dynamic Optical Illusions

Due to bandwidth probs, this page is down as from the 19th of December (oh.... ok, I'll just put up the one voted best - "Eclipse of Mars" - at the end of this page).
It will be back in the new year.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
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The Eclipse of Mars - See a new colour you've never seen before!!

...Well... at least never before on your monitor.
If the 'Glowing Core' didn't work for you, then this one surely will. It's a startling example of how poor the green/cyan element is on TVs and monitors generally. The colour you are about to witness is actually true Cyan ... a colour that is heavily diluted on the vast optical illusions 10 majority of monitors (thanks to colour pollution). It's a pity one needs an optical illusion to demonstrate this, but at least you can see what you've been missing ;-) Anyway on with the illusion....
Stare at the white dot in the centre of the red circle. The longer - the better (two minutes and you'll get a much stronger effect). Always try to keep focused on the white dot. It'll be worth it.
Soon after staring, you'll start to see a thin rim of light around the edge. Don't stop staring though yet! Wait another minute - keeping your head perfectly still.
Once you've done this, slowly - move your head backwards - making sure to keep your eyes focused on the dot at all times. The circle's rim will glow brilliantly with true Cyan! Keep on moving your head slowly backwards, and it'll glow very hot!...
The blue/cyan colour chart to the right isn't part of the illusion, but there to demonstrate that the ultra cyan you have just seen is not in the monitor's color palette! It should be, but isn't.
It's an amazing effect and I'm happy to say I 'discovered' it =D These 2 colours (red and this exact shade of cyan) work better than any other colour combination for many reasons, but click here for the ultra-brilliant green version.
Also visit Skytopia's very own Light and Colour trivia page which speaks about and demonstrates effects similar to this illusion.