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October 1, 2013

The Moon Illusion: How the Moon Changes Size. {Super Cool Video}

Okay, I’m totally bending over and looking at the moon through my legs the next time it’s full.

No, I’m not weird—well, maybe I am, but that’s not the point—rather it’s one of the suggestions from this short video on the optical illusion that the moon is bigger when it’s closer to the horizon.

Long story short, it’s not bigger, but it appears bigger because our brains fool us.

You know what? Just watch this:

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Ed: Sara Crolick

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