View Full Version : Lunar Size Illusion

2003-Dec-15, 11:56 PM
Enjoyed the BA's lesson regarding the reasons why the moon looks bigger near the horizon.

I stumbled into this NASA site and found this image which nicely illustrates one of the issues discussed. The atmosphere does just what he said. Big surprise, right? :)


However, I still haven't put my head between my legs, as suggested, during full moon rising/setting but probably will do it.[/img]

Above image can be found here (http://history.nasa.gov/SP-402/ch3.htm)