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Why do moire patterns look like wood grain?

like this image http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3034/2612921632_372db6f186_o.jpg
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a column of concentric cylnders cut askew by a plane
.... "wood grain:

moire patterns: intersection of regular "patterns" with one another

something about the "projection" of three-dimensional shapes onto 2-dimensional surfaces rather mimics the same topographic 'space'.

(for me, it's a bit hard to "put into words" unless you will accept a fair amount of mathematical structuring ... which removes most folks from the arena of "willingness to make the effort" .... or else devolves into verbal "hand-waving")
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