The Awesome Moon

Why the moon can look so big.

Why does the moon look so much bigger when it is near the horizon?

This question has been pondered for hundreds if not thousands of years. This problem is commonly referred to as the moon illusion.

Why the Moon Looks Bigger on Some Nights than It Does on Others

The moon looks HUGE some nights, right? Well, yes, sort of, to you—but only because your tiny human brain contextualizes it as larger sometimes than others. It's never actually any closer. It's just a confluence of a few different optical illusions screwing with your head.

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