Tuesday, June 17, 2008


Didn't you always wonder why the moon looks bigger on the horizon than in the sky above? Finally an explanation that makes sense (if not a little disappointingly boring). It turns out that its an optical illusion. We think of the sky as sort of a shallow bowl shape because we see clouds above us that are not so far away, but we see things on the horizon that can be very far away. our minds then interpret the "far-away" moon on the horizon as having to be HUGE, while the "high-noon" moon is regular size. In actuality they are the same size.


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Blogger Chuck Wade said...


looking forward to seeing you tomorrow buddy.

9:31 PM  

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