The Weird Optical Illusion that Changes the Moon's Size
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The full moon might seem bigger on the horizon than when it's higher up, but when does it actually take up more space in the sky?

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Sources:

https://www.vox.com/2015/5/11/8584779/moon-illusion
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0166223692903448?via%3Dihub
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/12/moon-illusion-explained-horizon-size-supermoon-space-science/
https://lco.global/spacebook/using-angles-describe-positions-and-apparent-sizes-objects/
http://homepages.wmich.edu/~korista/moon-illus.html

Images:

https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/super-moonset-over-seven-devils-mountains-gm902904950-249036292
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:MoonIll_DOME_400.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Moon_size_illusion.png
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/full-moon-over-the-alps-gm636558244-112994241
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mond-vergleich.svg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:MoonIll_Fig_3_750.jpg
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/morning-sunrise-and-the-moon-over-mountain-hill-gm488957440-74455723

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