The Moon Illusion

Submitted by: PixelMitch 4 years ago in Science

Nature"s best optical illusion - can you outsmart the moon?
There are 16 comments:
Male 1,048
well my expensive as drat camera can`t do that. The moon barely shows up. Wtf am I doing wrong?
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Male 1,949
neat. I like this guy`s vids.
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Male 7,774
damn you, trickster brain.
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Male 13,630
The moon is the moon, same size same orbit
nothing to see here
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Male 1,437
yeah but it`s proven the moon changes size if you shoot it with a sniper rifle... at least in Liberty City anyway.
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Male 2,516
yeah but now you`re thinking: "nope, same size. It`s just my brain playing tricks on me because well, brains are awesome"
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Male 15,832
Actually, due to the eccentricity of its orbit, the apparent size of the moon can vary considerably.
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Bigger pic here
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Male 39,899

Because now whenever I see a large moon, in the back of my mind I`ll say "no, same size".
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Male 2,516
@Gerry: how is understanding less awe inspiring than blissful ignorance?
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Male 256
1:35 was awfully close to goatse
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Male 3,646
My friends kept saying "look how big the moon is tonight!"
I`d look at it and think "It doesn`t look any bigger than normal..."
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Male 3,908
Yeah, I thought it was obvious as well.
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Male 1,178
I would have thought this was obvious...
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Male 39,899

Damn you all to hell!
I liked it better when I thought the moon was bigger.

Thanks for taking one more bit of magic out of the world.
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Male 686
is this also why the sun at sunset in africa is huge as in every animation or the atmosphere enlarges it as a spyglass?
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Male 61
Link: The Moon Illusion [Rate Link] - Nature`s best optical illusion - can you outsmart the moon?
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