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

Via Jennifer S. White
on Oct 1, 2013
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mr moon

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


About Jennifer S. White

Jennifer S. White is a voracious reader, obsessive writer, passionate yoga instructor and drinker of hoppy ales. She’s also a devoted mama and wife (a stay-at-home yogi). She considers herself to be one of the funniest people who ever lived and she’s also an identical twin. In addition to her work on elephant journal, Jennifer has over 40 articles published on the wellness website MindBodyGreen and her yoga-themed column Your Personal Yogi ran in the newspaper Toledo Free Press. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in geology, absolutely no degrees in anything related to literature, and she currently owns a wheel of cheese. If you want to learn more about Jennifer, make sure to check out her writing, as she’s finally put her tendencies to over-think and over-share to good use. Jennifer is the author of The Best Day of Your Life, available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. She's also as excited as a five year old to announce the release of her second book, The Art of Parenting: Love Letters from a Mother, available on Amazon.


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