The Moon Illusion

Last night as I was driving back to my bed I saw what seemed to be a huuuuuge moon hanging impossibly low in the sky. I was sure it had to be some sort of billboard or something similar — it was way too large and bright to be the real thing.

Today I learned from NASA (via Kottke) that I saw the Summer Moon Illusion.

Still not quite sure what caused the effect, but good to know I’m not crazy.

One Response to “The Moon Illusion”

  1. moogsyqueefbone Says:

    i love this phenomena
    i used to drive all over my home town up and down mountains trying to achieve this illusion
    i have also noticed that it often appears way more yellow when it is massive.

    i think it’s one of my favourite things. definitely in the top 10

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