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Moon Illusion on the Summer Solstice
By NASA
Jun 16, 2008, 19:08 PST



Sometimes you just can't believe your eyes. This week is one of those times. On Wednesday night, June 18th, step outside at sunset and look around. You'll see a giant form rising in the east. At first glance it looks like the full Moon. It has craters and seas and the face of a man, but this "moon" is strangely inflated. It's huge! You've just experienced the Moon Illusion.

Source: NASA
Source URL: http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2008/16jun_moonillusion.htm?list68782






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