We can only see objects when light shines on them or if the object makes its own light. Light can pass through transparent objects, but light cannot pass through opaque objects. Objects that only some light can pass through are called translucent.
To better understand how light works…
LET’S BREAK IT DOWN!
We need light to see things.
To see anything in the dark, you need to have light shining on it. Objects that make light are called light sources. The sun is our planet’s main light source.